Greece: The Modern Sequel, from 1831 to the Present

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NYU Press, 2002 - History - 407 pages
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"...Meticulously researched...Thoroughly documented with copious footnotes, a shronology, and extensive bibliography, this work is recommended for academic libraries."
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Focusing on questions that seek to illuminate vital aspects of the Greek phenomenon, this modern history of Greece is organized around themes such as politics, institutions, society, ideology, foreign policy, geography, and culture. Making clear their predilection for the principles that inspired the founding fathers of the Greek state, Koliopoulos and Veremis juxtapose these principles to contemporary practices, and outline the resulting tensions in Greek society as it enters the new millenium.

Challenging established notions and stereotypes that have disfigured Greek history, Greece: A Modern Sequel is meant to encourage a fresh look at the country and its people. In the process, a portrait of a new Greece emerges: modern, diverse, and strong.

  

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Koliopoulos (Univ. of Thessaloniki) and Veremis (Univ. of Athens & Fletcher Sch., Tufts Univ.) have produced a scholarly, meticulously researched analysis of the origins and development of the ... Read full review

Contents

POLITICS AND STATECRAFT
11
INSTITUTIONS
141
The military
152
THE ECONOMY
165
SOCIETY
181
The search for a middle class
194
Of heroes and heroic deeds
212
IDEOLOGY
227
Europe in Greece
263
FOREIGN POLICY
277
The postwar legacy
294
The frontier and beyond
327
A northern boundary
333
War for land
342
Part VIII
349
Conclusion
360

Demarcating the past
236
The return of the Hellenes
242
Of Greeks and others
249

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About the author (2002)

Koliopoulos is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Thessaloniki.

Thanos Veremis is Professor of Political History at Athens University and President of the board of ELIAMEP (the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy). He is the author of The Military in Greek Politics.

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