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Two scholars entangle the history of modern Greece

02 October 2009 / 15:10:26  GRReporter
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Not long ago Tanos Veremis and Yoanis Koliopoulos published the book “Modern Greece: History from 1821,” which tells the history of the country in depth. The authors combine their knowledge from first hand sources and their own experiences with Greek culture, in order to understand the political, economic, public and cultural history of this remarkable country, from “inside”. They track Greece’s development in the context of Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East, by letting the reader understand Greek history in terms of its geographic position.

“Exceptionally readable, understandable and elegant synopsis of Greek history from 1821, written by two of the best Greek historians of their time,” says about the book Robert Holland from London University.

The book tracks Greek history from the foundation of the state in 1821 and the first conflicts on the lands of the former Ottoman Empire, through the instability in the country in the period between the two world wars, to its transformation to a fighting field between the powers of the Entente and the Three side Union during the Second World War. The authors pay special attention on events from the near past, including the return of democracy in 1974 and the deep economic and social changes after joining Greece joined the European Union.

“Two famous historians have combines their knowledge and incredible talents, in order to write the most easy to read history of modern Greece. The impressive research offers updated and very balanced historic story, with fresh interpretations and new insights, written in a concise and extremely easy to read text,” comments John O. Yatridis from the University of South Connecticut.

Authors Tanos Veremis and Yoanis Koliopoulos are political history and modern Greek history professors in prestigious Greek universities. They have worked together in the past as well when they wrote the book “Greece: modern continuation” (2002), which gathers in one all the problems of the academic community connected with the history of modern Greece. 

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