Modern Greece: A History since 1821 (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 27, 2009 - History - 280 pages
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"Modern Greece: A History since 1821" is a chronological account of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Greece, from the birth of the Greek state in 1821 to 2008 by two leading authorities. Pioneering and wide-ranging study of modern Greece, which incorporates the most recent Greek scholarshipSets the history of modern Greece within the context of a broad geo-political frameworkIncludes detailed portraits of leading Greek politiciansProvides in-depth considerations on the profound economic and social changes that have occurred as a result of Greece's EU membership
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Greek War of Independence 182130
15
2 Statecraft and Irredentism 183162
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3 A New Dynasty and Lingering Problems 186297
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4 Distribution of Land and the Consolidation of the Segmentary Society
57
5 The Twentieth Century An Overture
64
6 The Venizelist Decade 191020
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7 The Asia Minor Debacle 19223
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9 Occupation and Conflict 19419
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10 The PostCivilWar Period 194967
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11 Return to Democracy 19742009
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12 Opposite Poles in Politics Karamanlis vs Papandreou
184
13 Southern and Southeastern Europe The Greek View
202
Notes
216
Selected Bibliography
235
Index
249

8 The Turbulent Interwar Period 192341
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About the author (2009)

John S. Koliopoulos is Professor of Modern Greek History at the University of Thessaloniki. He has written widely on nineteenth and twentieth-century Greece, including Brigands with a Cause: Brigandage and Irredentism in Modern Greece, 1881-1912 (1987) and Plundered Loyalties (1999).

Thanos M. Veremis†is Professor of Political History at the University of Athens, and is President of the Greek National Council for Education. His previous publications include Greece's Balkan Entanglement (1994), The Military in Greek Politics (1997), and Action without Foresight: Western Intervention in Yugoslavia (2002).

The authors have collaborated on Greece: A Modern Sequel†(2002), a thematic overview of scholarly debates concerning the history of modern Greece.

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