A Concise History of Greece (Cambridge Concise Histories)

by Richard Clogg

Paperback, 1992



Call number

NK 2430 C643



Cambridge University Press (1992), 271 pages


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.… (more)

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LibraryThing member JessiAdams
This book was required reading for a Greek history class that I took. I don't think that I've ever read a book that was so densely packed with information. Clogg conveys entire historic events with one or two sentences. It takes awhile to get used to the writing style because of that. Once you get
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into it, it is pretty easy to follow along. I really admired the skill of this author, writing so concisely.
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Runciman Award (Winner — 1993)


Original language


Physical description

257 p.


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