Greece: The Modern Sequel, from 1831 to the Present

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NYU Press, Oct 30, 2002 - 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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Contents

Introduction
1
Adamantios Koraes 17481833
8
POLITICS AND STATECRAFT
11
Philhellenes
45
Government and People
47
Alexandros Koumoundouros 18151883
68
Constantine Karamanlis 190798
111
Eleftherios Venizelos 18641936
137
The Olympic Games
266
Of Greeks and Others
268
Greeks and Jews
277
Europe in Greece
283
Europes Trojan Horse
294
FOREIGN POLICY
299
The PostWar Legacy
317
The Political Significance of the Euro in Greece
341

INSTITUTIONS
153
The Military
166
The University of Athens 1837
178
THE ECONOMY
179
SOCIETY
195
Academy of Athens 1926
213
Of Heroes and Heroic Deeds
230
Crime and Impunity
239
IDEOLOGY
245
The Great Idea
250
Demarcating the Past
254
The Return of the Hellenes
260
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY
363
Yannis Tsarouchis 191089
368
A Northern Boundary
370
Costas Gavras 1933
379
War for Land
380
The Balkan Wars 191213
383
Part VIII
389
The God forsakes Antony by C P Cavafis
396
Conclusion
404
Bibliography
417
Index
453
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Koliopoulos is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Thessaloniki.

John S. Koliopoulos is Professor of Modern Greek History at the University of Thessaloniki and the author of many books, including Brigands with a Cause an Plundered Loyalties.

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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