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A concise history of Greece
Clogg, Richard, 1939-
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Physical Description:
xv, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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DF802 .C57 1992C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Now reissued in a second, updated edition, 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 A Short History of Modern Greece which became a classic following its initial publication in 1979. This wholly new book, first published in 1992, was conceived afresh for a broad readership.

Author Notes

Richard Clogg is a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford.

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Choice Review

Clogg provides an informative introductory political history of modern Greece that is designed for the nonspecialist. The reader's understanding of Greece is aided through the inclusion of 52 illustrations with substantial captions, several maps, a bibliography, and short biographies of prominent historical figures. Clogg is an authority on modern Greece; his numerous publications include the scholarly A Short History of Modern Greece (CH, Nov'79). In writing this general history, he has chosen as his theme the gradual yet persistent movement of Greece from an eastern or Asian-facing state to a Western nation state that was integrated into Western Europe through membership in the European Economic Community and NATO. On the way, Greece experienced the pangs of nation-building, irredentism, victory and defeat in war, civil war, and internal instability. By the 1990s Greece is Western-looking yet is experiencing troubling economic and international concerns. This book is recommended as a general introduction for anyone interested in modern Greece. T. Natsoulas; University of Toledo

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
The royal houses of Greece
Key dates
Guide to further reading