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Modern Greece: A Short History

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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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This was an excellent overview history of Greece. It was very light, and easy to read, for a history book.
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
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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