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I don’t think that I’ve ever read a book that was so densely packed with information. It gave me some background on the modern Greece I was visiting. It’s definitely history, told in long, creative sentences. The relative instability and chronic change that has plagued the Greek State over it’s span makes a “brief” history of the topic all that more challenging – there is a long succession of Monarchs, foreign interlocutors, oligarchs and popularly elected politicians A Concise History of Greece Richard Clogg Cambridge University Press , Jul 31, – History – pages 1 Review This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day.
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During the takeover by the fascist military junta and decade of dictatorship, it was of course the outlaw communists that were the sole defenders of democracy while the U. The author does not hide his admiration for certain political figures, if as Venizelos, but his argumentation proves him right. Books by Richard Clogg. Read this as background for my honeymoon in Greece. It is what it says it is, although my level of knowledge about modern Greek politics cooncise precisely zero before reading this.
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The relative instability and ch Nice concise crash course on History of Modern Greek State, from the run up to independence from the Ottoman Empire in the latter half of 18th c. A History of the Vietnamese K. A Concise History of Greece has been revised and now includes a new final chapter that covers Greek history and politics to the present day. Dec 03, Kyla rated it liked it.
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A Concise History of Greece
Ion rated it really liked it Nov 11, I don’t think that I’ve ever read a book that was so densely packed with information. May 10, Nathan Riichard rated it it was ok Shelves: The legacy of the civil war My main complaints are with his awkwardly organized syntax and his apparent aversion to clarifying commas.
The Germans worst of all during their brutal occupation and most recently in their role of EU overlords, though of course this book pre-dates the latter atrocity. The brevity of this book is it’s strength and it’s weakness – no particular chapter of the Country’s history is covered in tremendous depth, however, the author does an excellent job of covering approximately years of history in approximately as many pages.
It’s not a bad book, but it’s dry with all it’s namedropping. Otherwise, I’m very apprec If you’re as curious about modern Greek history as I am, this book might prove an interesting, mostly clear distillation of some convoluted events into a relatively digestible story.
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Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? A Concise History of Greece Richard Clogg Cambridge University PressJul 31, – History – pages 1 Review This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day.
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 and has been translated into twelve languages.
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View all 10 comments. Table of contents List of illustrations; Preface; 1.