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Ancient Dynasties is a unique study of the ruling families of the ancient world known to the Greeks and Romans. The book is in two parts. The first offers analysis and discussion of various features of the ruling dynasties (including the leading families of republican Rome). It examines patterns, similarities ...
Ancient Dynasties: The Families that Ruled the Classical World, circa 1000 BC to AD 750
Ancient Dynasties is a unique study of the ruling families of the ancient world known to the Greeks and Romans. The book is in two parts. The first offers analysis and discussion of various features of the ruling dynasties (including the leading families of republican Rome). It examines patterns, similarities and contrasts, categorizes types of dynasty and explores common themes such as how they were founded and maintained, the role of women and the various reasons for their decline. The second part is a catalogue of all the dynasties (over 150 of them) known to have existed between approximately 1000 BC and AD 750 from the Atlantic Ocean to Baktria (roughly modern Afghanistan). It gives genealogical tables and tells where and when they held power. Thoroughly researched and with geanological tables to support the lucid text, the whole forms a valuable study and invaluable reference to the families that wielded power in the Classical world.
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51.19 USD

Ancient Dynasties: The Families that Ruled the Classical World, circa 1000 BC to AD 750

by Grainger, John D
Hardback
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We think we know ancient Greece, the civilisation that shares the same name and gave us just about everything that defines 'western' culture today, in the arts, sciences, social sciences and politics. Yet, as Greece has been brought under repeated scrutiny during the financial crises that have convulsed the country ...
Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation
We think we know ancient Greece, the civilisation that shares the same name and gave us just about everything that defines 'western' culture today, in the arts, sciences, social sciences and politics. Yet, as Greece has been brought under repeated scrutiny during the financial crises that have convulsed the country since 2010, worldwide coverage has revealed just how poorly we grasp the modern nation. This book sets out to understand the modern Greeks on their own terms. How did Greece come to be so powerfully attached to the legacy of the ancients in the first place, and then define an identity for themselves that is at once Greek and modern? This book reveals the remarkable achievement, during the last 300 years, of building a modern nation on, sometimes literally, the ruins of a vanished civilisation. This is the story of the Greek nation-state but also, and perhaps more fundamentally, of the collective identity that goes with it. It is not only a history of events and high politics, it is also a history of culture, of the arts, of people and of ideas.
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51.19 USD

Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

by Roderick Beaton
Hardback
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Antipater was a key figure in the rise of Macedon under Philip II and instrumental in the succession of Alexander III (the Great). Alexander entrusted Antipater with ruling Macedon in his long absence and he defeated the Spartans in 331 BC. After Alexander's death he crushed a Greek uprising and ...
Antipater's Dynasty: Alexander the Great's Regent and his Successors
Antipater was a key figure in the rise of Macedon under Philip II and instrumental in the succession of Alexander III (the Great). Alexander entrusted Antipater with ruling Macedon in his long absence and he defeated the Spartans in 331 BC. After Alexander's death he crushed a Greek uprising and became regent of the co-kings, Alexander's mentally impaired half-brother (Philip III Arrhideus) and infant son (Alexander IV). He brokered a settlement between the contending Successors but died in 319 BC, having first appointed Polyperchon to succeed as regent in preference to his own sons. Antipater's eldest son Cassander later became regent of Macedon but eventually had Alexander IV killed and made himself king. Three of his sons in turn briefly succeeded him but could not retain the throne. Antipater's female heirs are shown to be just as important, both as pawns and surprisingly independent players in this Macedonian game of thrones. The saga ends with the failed bid by Nikaia, the widow of Antipater's great grandson Alexander of Corinth, to become independent ruler of Macedon.
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41.950000 USD

Antipater's Dynasty: Alexander the Great's Regent and his Successors

by Grainger, John D
Hardback
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Experience the unspoiled beauty and traditional culture of this legendary Greek island, as it was in the late 1950s There are hundreds of Greek islands. Why did Mykonos become, in just a few decades, one of the world's top vacation spots? Part of the answer can be found in these ...
Mykonos: Portrait of a Vanished Era
Experience the unspoiled beauty and traditional culture of this legendary Greek island, as it was in the late 1950s There are hundreds of Greek islands. Why did Mykonos become, in just a few decades, one of the world's top vacation spots? Part of the answer can be found in these remarkable images, which show the natural beauty and traditional island culture that initially attracted artists, writers, and celebrities like Jackie Kennedy. These photographs, taken in 1955 and 1957--many for National Geographic--re-create a daylong visit to Mykonos in the days before cars, running water, and electricity. We disembark in the Old Harbor and wander the picturesque streets of Chora (the main town), watching the townspeople at their daily tasks. We visit St. Panteleimon Monastery on a festival day, and take a ca que (a traditional wooden boat) to see the ruins on the neighboring island of Delos. Every photograph is reproduced as a full-page tritone of surpassing quality, and accompanied by a detailed caption. This book will fascinate modern-day visitors to Mykonos, as well as those who trace their roots to the Greek islands.
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61.41 USD

Mykonos: Portrait of a Vanished Era

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Faced with discrimination in Turkey, the Greeks of Istanbul and Imbros overwhelmingly left the country of their birth in the years c.1940-1980 to resettle in Greece, where they received something of a lukewarm reception from the government and segments of the population. This book explores the myriad ways in which ...
Greeks without Greece: Homelands, Belonging, and Memory amongst the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey
Faced with discrimination in Turkey, the Greeks of Istanbul and Imbros overwhelmingly left the country of their birth in the years c.1940-1980 to resettle in Greece, where they received something of a lukewarm reception from the government and segments of the population. This book explores the myriad ways in which the expatriated Greeks of Turkey daily understand their contemporary difficulties through the lens of historical experience, and reimagine the past according to present concerns and conceptions. It demonstrates how the Greeks of Turkey draw upon the particularities of their own local heritages in order simultaneously to establish their legitimacy as residents of Greece and maintain a sense of their distinctiveness vis-a-vis other Greeks; and how expatriate memory activists respond to their persecution in Turkey and their marginalisation in Greece by creating linkages between their experiences and both Greek national history and the histories of other persecuted communities. Greeks without Greece shows that in a broad spectrum of different domains - from commemorative ceremonies and the minutiae of citizenship to everyday expressions of national identity and stereotypes about others - the past is a realm of active and varied use capable of sustaining multiple and changeable identities, memories, and meanings.
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196.22 USD

Greeks without Greece: Homelands, Belonging, and Memory amongst the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey

by Huw Halstead
Hardback
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Eurocommunism constitutes a moment of great transformation connecting the past and the present of the European Left, a political project by means of which left-wing politics in Europe effected a definitive transition to a thoroughly different paradigm. It rose in the wake of 1968 - that pivotal year of social ...
Eurocommunism: From the Communist to the Radical European Left
Eurocommunism constitutes a moment of great transformation connecting the past and the present of the European Left, a political project by means of which left-wing politics in Europe effected a definitive transition to a thoroughly different paradigm. It rose in the wake of 1968 - that pivotal year of social revolt and rethinking that caused a divide between radical, progressive and socialist thinking in western and southern Europe and the Soviet model. Communist parties in Italy, France, Spain and Greece changed tack, drew on the dynamics of social radicalism of the time and came to be associated with political moderation, liberal democracy and negotiation rather than contentious politics forging a movement that would hold influence until the early 1980s. Eurocommunism thus wove an original political synthesis delineated against both the revolutionary Left and the social democracy: party of struggle and party of governance .
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196.22 USD

Eurocommunism: From the Communist to the Radical European Left

by Ioannis Balampanidis
Hardback
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During and after World War I, over one million Ottoman Greeks were expelled from Turkey, a watershed moment in Greek history that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. And while few dispute the expulsion's tragic scope, it remains the subject of fierce controversy, as activists have fought for international ...
The Making of the Greek Genocide: Contested Memories of the Ottoman Greek Catastrophe
During and after World War I, over one million Ottoman Greeks were expelled from Turkey, a watershed moment in Greek history that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. And while few dispute the expulsion's tragic scope, it remains the subject of fierce controversy, as activists have fought for international recognition of an atrocity they consider comparable to the Armenian genocide. This book provides a much-needed analysis of the Greek genocide as cultural trauma. Neither taking the genocide narrative for granted nor dismissing it outright, Erik Sj berg instead recounts how it emerged as a meaningful but contested collective memory with both nationalist and cosmopolitan dimensions.
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29.350000 USD

The Making of the Greek Genocide: Contested Memories of the Ottoman Greek Catastrophe

by Sjoberg Erik
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During the 1970s, left-wing youth militancy in Greece intensified, especially after the collapse of the military dictatorship in 1974. This is the first study of the impact of that political activism on the leisure pursuits and sexual behavior of Greek youth, analyzing the cultural politics of left-wing organizations alongside the ...
Militant Around the Clock?: Left-Wing Youth Politics, Leisure, and Sexuality in Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981
During the 1970s, left-wing youth militancy in Greece intensified, especially after the collapse of the military dictatorship in 1974. This is the first study of the impact of that political activism on the leisure pursuits and sexual behavior of Greek youth, analyzing the cultural politics of left-wing organizations alongside the actual practices of their members. Through an examination of Maoists, Socialists, Euro-Communists, and pro-Soviet groups, it demonstrates that left-wing youth in Greece collaborated closely with comrades from both Western and Eastern European countries in developing their political stances. Moreover, young left-wingers in Greece appropriated American cultural products while simultaneously modeling some of their leisure and sexual practices on Soviet society. Still, despite being heavily influenced by cultures outside Greece, left-wing youth played a major role in the reinvention of a Greek popular tradition. This book critically interrogates the notion of sexual revolution by shedding light on the contradictory sexual transformations in Greece to which young left-wingers contributed.
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40.95 USD

Militant Around the Clock?: Left-Wing Youth Politics, Leisure, and Sexuality in Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981

by Nikolaos Papadogiannis
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Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . ___________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In ...
Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . ___________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
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23.62 USD

Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

by Stephen Fry
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The Oresteia: (annotated) (Worldwide Classics)
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9.980000 USD

The Oresteia: (annotated) (Worldwide Classics)

by Aeschylus
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Ancient Greek Technology: The History and Legacy of the Technological Advances Made in Greece During Antiquity
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10.490000 USD

Ancient Greek Technology: The History and Legacy of the Technological Advances Made in Greece During Antiquity

by Charles River Editors
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Ancient Greek Technology: The History and Legacy of the Technological Advances Made in Greece During Antiquity
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10.490000 USD

Ancient Greek Technology: The History and Legacy of the Technological Advances Made in Greece During Antiquity

by Charles River Editors
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A Brief History of Greece
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8.390000 USD

A Brief History of Greece

by Christos Visvardis
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The Secret History
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24.760000 USD

The Secret History

by Procopius
Hardback
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The Secret History
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12.080000 USD

The Secret History

by Procopius
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Travels in Crete
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49.300000 USD

Travels in Crete

by Robert Pashley
Hardback
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Travels in Crete
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31.450000 USD

Travels in Crete

by Robert Pashley
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The History of Greece, from Its Conquest by the Crusaders to Its Conquest by the Turks, and of the Empire of Trebizond: 1204-1461
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54.550000 USD

The History of Greece, from Its Conquest by the Crusaders to Its Conquest by the Turks, and of the Empire of Trebizond: 1204-1461

by George Finlay
Hardback
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The History of Greece, from Its Conquest by the Crusaders to Its Conquest by the Turks, and of the Empire of Trebizond: 1204-1461
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38.800000 USD

The History of Greece, from Its Conquest by the Crusaders to Its Conquest by the Turks, and of the Empire of Trebizond: 1204-1461

by George Finlay
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A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867)
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36.700000 USD

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867)

by John Bagnell Bury
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The Secret History
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5.480000 USD

The Secret History

by Procopius
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The Secret History
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11.300000 USD

The Secret History

by Procopius
Hardback
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Venizelos
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50.350000 USD

Venizelos

by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Hardback
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Ali Pacha
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9.870000 USD

Ali Pacha

by Alexandre Dumas
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A History of Greece: Greece Under Othoman and Venetian Domination, A.D. 1453-1821
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47.200000 USD

A History of Greece: Greece Under Othoman and Venetian Domination, A.D. 1453-1821

by George Finlay
Hardback
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A History of Greece from Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time
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52.450000 USD

A History of Greece from Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time

by George Finlay
Hardback
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A History of Greece from Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time
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36.700000 USD

A History of Greece from Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time

by George Finlay
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A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867)
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45.100000 USD

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867)

by John Bagnell Bury
Hardback
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A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867)
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28.300000 USD

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire from the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867)

by John Bagnell Bury
Paperback / softback
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