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A Concise History of Greece


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List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Ottoman rule and the emergence of the Greek state, 1770-1831; 3. Nation building, the 'great idea' and national schism, 1831-1922; 4. Catastrophe and occupation and their consequences, 1923-49; 5. The legacy of the civil war, 1950-74; 6. The consolidation of democracy and the populist decade, 1974-90; 7. Balkan turmoil and political modernization: Greece in the 1990s; 8. Greece in the new millennium: from affluence to austerity; Biographies; The royal houses of Greece; Presidents; Tables; Key dates; Guide to further reading; Index.

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This third, updated edition provides an illustrated introduction to Greek history and includes a new chapter on recent developments.

About the Author

Richard Clogg has been Lecturer in Modern Greek History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King's College, University of London, Reader in Modern Greek History at King's College, London and Professor of Modern Balkan History in the University of London. From 1990 to 2005 he was a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College. He has written extensively on Greek history and politics from the eighteenth century to the present.


Review of previous edition: 'Succinct, accurate and graphic ... Readers who go no further than this concise history will have at their disposal the basic knowledge to understand Greece and what made it what it is today.' The Times Literary Supplement
Review of previous edition: 'A vigorous, well-written ... and occasionally humorous view of Greek history since 1770, remarkable in the amount of information and context it provides.' Diana Wright, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Review of previous edition: 'Anyone who wants an accurate and lively narrative of Greece's political history could not do better than this book.' The Times Literary Supplement
Review of previous edition: 'It is a highly accessible and readable introduction to Greek history as well as a useful reference source on modern Greece.' European Legacy Journal
Review of previous edition: 'Time for only one book? Make it Richard Clogg's A Concise History of Greece.' Michael Kerr, 'The Best Summer Holiday Reads', The Telegraph
Review of previous edition: 'Professor Clogg's slim and lively volume intersperses an authoritative account of the last 200 years of Greek history with a sensitive analysis of the Greek national character.' John Torode, The Independent
Review of previous edition: '... provides a thorough insight to what made Greece the way it is today ... Written in a readable style rather than as a reference book, it has enough detail for the scholar and clarity for those with a more general interest in Greek history.' Greek-o-File
Review of previous edition: 'Far and away the best summary of the subject.' Insight Guides: Greece

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