Now reissued in a fourth, 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. As Greece emerges from a devastating economic crisis, this fourth edition offers analyses of contemporary political, economic and social developments. It includes additional illustrations, together with updated tables and suggestions for further reading. A new concluding chapter considers the trajectory of Greek history over the two hundred years since the beginning of the War of Independence in 1821. Designed to provide a basic introduction, the first edition of this hugely successful Concise History won the Runciman Award for a best book on an Hellenic topic in 1992 and has been translated into thirteen languages, including all the languages of the Balkans.
Cambridge University Press
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4th Revised edition
Series: Cambridge Concise Histories
01 July 2021
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 Modernisation: Greece in the 1990s; 8. Greece in the New Millennium: From Affluence to Austerity; 9. A Greek Odyssey: Two Hundred Years Since Independence.
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; 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, of which he is now an Emeritus Fellow. He has written extensively on Greek history and politics from the eighteenth century to the present. His most recent book is Greek to Me: A Memoir of Academic Life (2018).