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.
Richard Clogg has been Lecturer in Modern Greek History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King's College, University of London, Reader in Modern Greek History at King's College, London and Professor of Modern Balkan History in the University of London. From 1990 to 2005 he was a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College. He has written extensively on Greek history and politics from the eighteenth century to the present.
List of illustrations; Preface; 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; 8. Greece in the new millennium: from affluence to austerity; Biographies; The royal houses of Greece; Presidents; Tables; Key dates; Guide to further reading; Index.