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Modern Greece: A History since 1821

John S. Koliopoulos, Thanos M. Veremis

ISBN: 978-1-405-18681-0 November 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 276 Pages



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

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List of Figures and Map



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


Selected Bibliography