Modern Greece From the War of Independence to the Present

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/25/2016
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Modern Greece is an updated and enhanced edition of a classic survey of Greek history since the beginning of the 19th century. Giving equal weighting to social, political and diplomatic aspects, it offers detailed coverage of the formation of the Greek nation state, the global Greek diaspora, the country's relationships with Europe and the United States and a range of other topics, including women, rural areas, nationalism and the Civil War, woven together in a nuanced and highly readable narrative. Fresh material and new pedagogical features have been added throughout, most notably:

- new chapters on 19th-century nationalism and 'Boom to Bust in the Age of Globalization, 1989-2013';
- greater discussion of the late Ottoman context, Greeks outside of Greece and the international background to the Greek state formation;
- revisions to take account of recent scholarship, Greekscholarship ;
- new timelines, maps, illustrations, charts, figures and primary source boxes;
- an updated further reading section and bibliography.

Modern Greece is a crucial text for anyone looking to understand the complex history of this now troubled nation and its place in the Balkans, Europe and the modern globalized world.

Author Biography

Thomas W. Gallant is Professor and Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History at UC San Diego, USA. He is the author of Experiencing Dominion: Culture, Identity and Power in the British Mediterranean (2002) and editor of the ten-volume Edinburgh History of the Greeks.

Table of Contents

1. The Greek World in its Ottoman Context
2. The War for Independence, 1821-1833
3. Building the Modern State, 1833-1909
4. Constructing the Modern Nation: Cultures, Identities, and Diversity
5. Nationalism, Irredentism and the 'Eastern Question'
6. Society and Economy in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
7. From a Nation United to a Nation, 1909-1919
8. The Inter-war Period, 1919-1940: A Time of Turmoil
9. The Terrible Decade: Occupation and Civil War, 1940-1950
10. Reconstruction and Retribution, 1950-1967.
11. Dictatorship, Democratic Restoration and Europeanization, 1967-1989
12. From Boom to Bust in the Age of Globalization, 1989–2013
Glossary of Key Terms, Places and People
Guide to Further Reading

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