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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

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We think we know ancient Greece, the civilisation that shares the same name and gave us just about everything that defines 'western' culture today, in the arts, sciences, social sciences and politics. Yet, as Greece has been brought under repeated scrutiny during the financial crises that have convulsed the country since 2010, worldwide coverage has revealed just how poorl ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published March 7th 2019 by Allen Lane
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James Miller
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not so much a page turner as a thorough and informative account of Greece from Ottoman occupation to today and with more wide-reaching thoughts about what Greece is: nation, state or nation-state?
I learnt masses from this.
Athan Tolis
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Year 2021 will mark 200 years since my country declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire. I’ll be very surprised if between now and then (or, indeed, ever!) anybody manages to produce a finer tribute to modern Greece than this concise, loving and balanced account.

In what must be the shortest 400 pages I’ve read in a long time, professor Roderick Beaton takes you from the first stirrings of independence all the way to the farce / tragedy of the current crisis, always with an eye to both w
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