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Modern Greece: A Short History

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Tells the story of Greece and the Greek people from the founding of Constantinople to the late twentieth century.
Paperback, 379 pages
Published May 15th 2000 by Faber & Faber (first published 1968)
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Marie
This was an excellent overview history of Greece. It was very light, and easy to read, for a history book.
Mary
Not breezy reading, but not intimidating either, once you see the pattern of countries and people changing sides all the time, from 324 to 1981.
One sidelight: the inter-marrying royal families of Europe were breeding grounds for spare kings and royal consorts, wherever needed, and Greece got its share, for better and worse. Another: intermural warfare within the
Christian church was often more intense than enmity with Islam, or anyone
else. The English author fought with the Greek resistance aga
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David
At the time this was a thorough look at Greece from 324 C.E. to modern days (1985).
Jason Nikolaou
Greek schools ought to be teaching this instead of fairy-tales.
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