Greece: The Modern Sequel (häftad)
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Greece: The Modern Sequel (häftad)

Greece: The Modern Sequel

From 1821 to the Present

Häftad Engelska, 2002-10-01


This historical essay explores Greece in the 1990s. It seeks to illuminate vital aspects of the Greek phenomenon using themes such as politics, institutions, society, ideology, foreign policy, geography and culture. Founding principles, the inspiration of the founding fathers, are juxtaposed with indigenous norms and practices, and the outcome of the tension between opposing forces are assessed. This commentary on issues raised about Greece in the last decade of the 20th century challenges the established notions and stereotypes that disfigure the perceptions of country.
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'A compelling analysis of the complexities of the struggle for independence in the 1820sand of the impassioned debates as to the form of government appropriate to a regenerated Greece. ... Particular strengths of the book are the discussion of the symbiotic relationship between banditry, irredentism and politics in the nineteenth century and the insight offered into the afterlife of the Macedonian struggle in northern Greece in the 1940s.' * Richard Clogg,Times Literary Supplement * 'An original reflection on the history of modern Greece ... The authors dispose of pious fallacies without constructing new ones; they raise questions rather than provide answers -sure signs of the historian's critical mind at work.' * Stevan Pavlowitch, Journal of South East European and Black Sea Studies * 'Meticulously researched . . . thoroughly documented . . . recommended.' * Library Journal *

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John S. Koliopoulos is Professor of ModernGreek History at theUniversity ofThessaloniki; ThanosVermis is Professorof Political History atAthens University.


Politics: a regime to suit the nation; government and people. Institutions: the church; the military; the economy. Education: the mighty Greek school. Society: peasants; the middle class; migrants and refugees; heroes and heroic deeds; crime and impunity. Ideology: fashioning the new nation; demarcating the past; the return of hellenes; Greeks and others. Europe in Greek foreign policy: national geography a northern boundary; the frontier beyond; war for land.