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 scholarship Sets the history of modern Greece within the context of a broad geo-political framework Includes detailed portraits of leading Greek politicians Provides in-depth considerations on the profound economic and social changes that have occurred as a result of Greece's EU membership
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.
List of Figures and Map Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Greek War of Independence (1821-30) 2. Statecraft and Irredentism (1831-62) 3. A New Dynasty and Lingering Problems (1862-97) 4. Distribution of Land and the Consolidation of the Segmentary Society 5. The Twentieth Century: An Overture 6. The Venizelist Decade (1910-20) 7. The Asia Minor Debacle (1922-3) 8. The Turbulent Interwar Period (1923-41) 9. Occupation and Conflict (1941-9) 10. The Post-Civil-War Period (1949-67) 11. Return to Democracy (1974-2009) 12. Opposite Poles in Politics. Karamanlis vs. Papandreou 13. Southern and Southeastern Europe: The Greek View Notes Selected Bibliography Index
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