A concise history of Greece
This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. It is designed to provide a basic introduction for general and academic readers with little or no prior knowledge of the subject, and supersedes Professor Clogg's Short History of Modern Greece which has become a classic since its initial publication in 1979. This latest account is a wholly new book, conceived afresh for a broad readership, in which the many illustrations with their extensive captions form an important part of the text.
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|Grouping Title||concise history of greece|
|Grouping Author||clogg richard|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-04 01:21:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-20 02:53:54AM|
|author||Clogg, Richard, 1939-|
|available_at_mesa||MCPLD Central Library|
|detailed_location_mesa||MCPLD Central Non-Fiction|
|display_description||"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"-- "All countries are burdened by their history, but the past weighs particularly heavily on Greece. It is still, regrettably, a commonplace to talk of 'modern Greece' and of 'modern Greek' as though 'Greece' and 'Greek' must necessarily refer to the ancient world. The burden of antiquity has been both a boon and a bane. The degree to which the language and culture of the ancient Greek world was revered throughout Europe (and, indeed, in the United States where some of the founding fathers were nurtured on the classics) during the critical decades of the national revival in the early nineteenth century was a vital factor in stimulating in the Greeks themselves, or at least in the nationalist intelligentsia, a consciousness that they were the heirs to a heritage that was universally admired"--|
|owning_library_mesa||Mesa County Libraries|
|owning_location_mesa||MCPLD Central Library|
|series||Cambridge concise histories|
|series_with_volume||Cambridge concise histories||
|subject_facet||Greece -- History -- 1821-|
|title_display||A concise history of Greece|
|title_full||A concise history of Greece / Richard Clogg|
|title_short||A concise history of Greece|