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A Concise History of Greece

3rd Edition


Part of Cambridge Concise Histories

  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107612037

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  • Now re-issued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. The current economic crisis has marked a turning point in the country's history. This third edition includes a new final chapter, which analyses contemporary political, economic and social developments. It includes additional illustrations together with updated tables and suggestions for further reading. Designed to provide a basic introduction, the first edition of this hugely successful Concise History won the Runciman Award for the best book on an Hellenic topic published in 1992 and has been translated into twelve languages.

    • An updated edition of Richard Clogg's classic account of Greek history from independence in 1830 to the present day
    • Includes a new final chapter on recent developments, other updates and revisions and new illustrations
    • Established as the most reliable and approachable single-volume history of modern Greece in print
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    Reviews & endorsements

    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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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107612037
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    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
    The royal houses of Greece
    Key dates
    Guide to further reading

  • Author

    Richard Clogg, University of Oxford
    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.

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