The History of Greece

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ABC-CLIO, 13.12.2011 г. - 215 страници
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Modern Greece started as a monarchy in 1832, with just a fraction of the land it now encompasses. The nation of Greece finally forged its identity in the 19th and 20th centuries after emerging from 400 years of Ottoman domination. This book traces the development of Greece from the Minoan civilization of Crete to modern times, telling the story of how Greece added territory and experienced fierce growing pains—including coups, dictatorships, depressions, enormous influxes of immigrants, and wars—before evolving into today's modern democratic state.

The History of Greece provides both an overview of Greece's early history as well as an examination of the difficulties that emerged in 2009 and 2010, such as its recent financial problems and social unrest. Quotes from Greek politicians, scholars, poets, and ordinary citizens are included to communicate Greece's national character.

  

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1 The Land and Its People
1
2 From Prehistoric Man to the Golden Age of Classical Greece
21
3 The Hellenistic Age Followed by Roman Rule
37
4 The Byzantine Empire Followed by Ottoman Rule
43
5 Fighting for Independence
53
6 Establishing an Independent Nation
75
7 Immigration Wars and the Great Catastrophe
89
8 World War II and the Occupation
115
9 Civil War
139
10 Recovery after the Wars
151
11 Democracy Returns to Greece
163
Notable People in the History of Greece
187
Bibliography
193
Index
201
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