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Historical Dictionary of Greece - Historical Dictionaries of Europe 5 (Hardback)
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Historical Dictionary of Greece - Historical Dictionaries of Europe 5 (Hardback)

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Hardback 278 Pages / Published: 26/07/1996
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The Historical Dictionary of Greece is a scholarly introduction for librarians, students, policy makers, and travelers to the country with the longest history among European nations. Greece is the birthplace of so many contemporary institutions, a source of a linguistic tradition that spans millennia, and has produced two Nobel Prize winners in the last thirty years. At the proverbial crossroads of civilizations, religions, and continents, it has nurtured a seafaring people that today control the largest merchant fleet in the world. Circumstances, however, have not been kind to Greece. In the twentieth century alone, it was involved in two Balkan wars, two World Wars, and a devastating civil war. Currently the country is a member of the European Union, NATO, the WEU, the Council of Europe, the CSCE and other organizations. In this era of regional conflicts, Greece is in a position to act as the stabilizing factor in the troubled Balkans and the major source of investment in that neighborhood. Among the topics covered in this volume, are biographies, socioeconomic conditions, institutions, tourism, historic sites, statistics, and the arts. A bibliography and historical and administrative maps are included.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810828889
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 223 x 146 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Let us welcome it. Written by two scholars aware of the political and historical facts, this publication fills a significant void. * Athens News Weekend *
This book would be a valuable addition to the reference collection of any library with an interest in modern Greece. * "American Reference Books Annual" *
Recommended for all libraries. * CHOICE *
...the work makes excellent reading and is carefully worded...enjoyable, balanced and informative. * South European Society and Politics *
...a useful work...simple, clear and readily understandable...an indispensable aid to those seeking to enrich their general knowledge... * The Greek Gazette *

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