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Modern Greece: A Short History

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Acclaimed for its penetration, balance and insight, Modern Greece tells the story of Greece and the Greek people from the founding of Constantinople to the late twentieth century.

'Very readable, very informative.' Sunday Times
Paperback, 379 pages
Published January 4th 1999 by Faber & Faber (first published 1968)
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Jan 11, 2016 Miriam rated it really liked it
I highly recommend this succinct readable survey of "modern" Greece, which is to say, soon after the beginning of the Common Era and therefore modern as opposed to ancient Greek history. I am well into the 20th century and find it very enlightening albeit discouraging: Greeks and the Powers who have called the shots seem to repeat the same pattern over and over. The present pickle isn't anything new, alas.

I'm up to the end of the 1950s now and am extremely disappointed with the short shrift give
Jun 17, 2008 Marie rated it really liked it
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This was an excellent overview history of Greece. It was very light, and easy to read, for a history book.
Apr 23, 2010 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Greek schools ought to be teaching this instead of fairy-tales.
Jul 12, 2011 David rated it liked it
At the time this was a thorough look at Greece from 324 C.E. to modern days (1985).
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