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Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821-1844 (Oxford Studies in Modern European History)
Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821-1844 (Oxford Studies in Modern European History)
by Lucien J. Frary
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The birth of the Greek nation in 1830 was a pivotal event in modern European history and in the history of nation-building in general. As the first internationally recognized state to appear on the map of Europe since the French Revolution, independent... (read more)

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Black Athena the Afroasiatic Roots Volume 2
Black Athena the Afroasiatic Roots Volume 2
by Martin Bernal
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This volume is the second in a projected four-part series concerned with the competition between two historical models for the origins of Greek civilization. The model current today is the Aryan Model, according to which Greek culture arose as the... (read more)

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History of the Byzantine State ((Rev)69 Edition)
History of the Byzantine State ((Rev)69 Edition)
by George Ostrogorsky
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With clarity and logic, George Ostrogorsky succinctly traces the intricate thousand-year course of the Byzantine Empire. While his emphasis is on political development, he gives extensive consideration to social, esthetic, economic, and ecclesiastical... (read more)

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Dangerous Citizens : Greek Left and the Terror of the State (08 Edition)
Dangerous Citizens : Greek Left and the Terror of the State (08 Edition)
by Neni Paniurigia
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"Dangerous Citizens assembles paradoxical evidence of leftist formations in Greece, long waged and suppressed. A multi-scaled history of political suffering, this fascinating text is plain-spoken yet gnomic, with adroit comparative asides to wrap non... (read more)

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The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 to 1768: The Ottoman Empire (Edinburgh History of the Greeks)
The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 to 1768: The Ottoman Empire (Edinburgh History of the Greeks)
by Molly Greene
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The period of Ottoman rule in Greek history has undergone a dramatic reassessment in recent years. Long reviled as four hundred years of unrelieved slavery and barbarity under 'the Turkish yoke', a new generation of scholars, based mainly but not... (read more)

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A Concise History of Byzantium
A Concise History of Byzantium
by Warren Treadgold
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"This is an excellent general history of a still under appreciated people and of their contributions to the modern world." --Booklist... (read more)

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Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution
Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution
by James (edt) Ker-lindsay
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Over the past fifty years the Cyprus Problem has come to be regarded as the archetype of an intractable ethnic conflict. Since 1964, the United Nations has been at the forefront of efforts to find a political solution to the dispute between the island's... (read more)

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The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and His Reign: A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium (Cambridge Paperback Library)
The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and His Reign: A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium (Cambridge Paperback Library)
by Steven Runciman
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Originally published in 1929, with a hardcover reissue in 1963, this study of the usurping Byzantium emperor is released again in response to the current revival of interest in Byzantium studies.... (read more)

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Modern Greece (Brief Histories)
Modern Greece (Brief Histories)
by Thomas Gallant
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A concise history of the rich and varied experience of Greece and the Greeks over the past two centuries, this book focuses on the forces and events that have shaped the country and its people, including urbanization, economic development, modernization,... (read more)

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Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings: Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Studies #04: Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings: Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Studies #04: Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
by Charles Stewart
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of... (read more)

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Capital's Greek Cage
Capital's Greek Cage
by Clandestina
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"If we are to understand molecular biopolitics then we must see it working in the participatory mechanism of fascism and today's fascism from below... Führers and inspired leaders do not seem to be important anymore -- the small fascist icons can be as... (read more)

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The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience
The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience
by Armand D'angour
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The Greeks have long been regarded as innovators across a wide range of fields in literature, culture, philosophy, politics and science. However, little attention has been paid to how they thought and felt about novelty and innovation itself, and to... (read more)

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History of the Greek Revolution (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
History of the Greek Revolution (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
by Thomas Gordon
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Thomas Gordon (1788 1841), a British army officer and philhellene, was actively involved in the Greek struggle for independence during the period 1821 8. This two-volume work, published in 1833, provides a comprehensive account of the Greek Revolution... (read more)

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Rhodes Besieged: A New History
Rhodes Besieged: A New History
by Robert Douglas Smith
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Retelling the historic sieges of Rhodes through the eyes of the soldiers, this study challenges and revises current thinking on siege warfare and the use of the cannon Using eyewitness accounts, surviving guns, and extant walls, this book... (read more)

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Bearing Gifts to Greeks: Humanitarian Aid to Greece in the 1940s (St. Antony's)
Bearing Gifts to Greeks: Humanitarian Aid to Greece in the 1940s (St. Antony's)
by Richard Clogg
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This book focuses on the work of the relief agencies involved in wartime famine and humanitarian aid in Greece during its occupation and civil war in the 1940s.... (read more)

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The World of Athens: An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture (Reading Greek)
The World of Athens: An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture (Reading Greek)
by Joint Association Of Classical Teacers
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Classical Athens boasted one of the most impressive flowerings of civilisation ever known, with original and influential achievements in literature, art, philosophy, medicine and politics. This second edition of the best-selling textbook provides a... (read more)

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Not Even My Name
Not Even My Name
by Thea Halo
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"In telling her mother's epic story of survival and ultimate triumph in America, Thea Halo has written an important book about a largely unknown history: the genocide of the Pontic Greeks at the hands of the Turkish government in the years following... (read more)

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Collective Memory, National Identity, and Ethnic Conflict: Greece, Bulgaria, and the Macedonian Question
Collective Memory, National Identity, and Ethnic Conflict: Greece, Bulgaria, and the Macedonian Question
by Victor Roudometof
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Roudometof (sociology, gerontology, and anthropology, Miami U., Oxford, Ohio) has revised various articles and chapters he has written since 1990 on the national conflicts in the southern Balkan Peninsula. He delves into the construction of the Greek... (read more)

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Exploring the Greek Mosaic
Exploring the Greek Mosaic
by Benjamin J. Broome
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Exploring the Greek Mosaic: A Guide to Intercultural Communication in Greece is a comprehensive exploration of the many facets of Greek life and culture including work, social life, history and society at large. Benjamin Broome deciphers the complexity... (read more)

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That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War of Independence
That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War of Independence
by William St Clair
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When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight for the cause. The Philhellenes, whether... (read more)

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