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  1. A Concise History of Greece (Cambridge Concise Histories)
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  2. A Concise History of Greece (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. It is designed to provide a basic introduction for general and academic readers with little or no prior knowledge of the subject. A Concise History of Greece has been revised and now includes a new final chapter that covers Greek history and politics to the present day. Richard Clogg is a Fellow of St. Anthony's College, Oxford and was formerly Professor of Modern Balkan History, University of London. His previous publications include Anglo-Greek Attitudes (Palgrave, 2000) and Parties and Elections in Greece (Duke University Press, 1988). He is currently writing A Concise History of Romania for the Cambridge Concise Histories Series.

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Clogg's Concise History of Greece, 2nd Edition, is an excellent resource for the average reader or for the seasoned scholar. Covering the history of Greece from the Ottoman era (1770-1831), to Independence; and on into the 1990s, enhanced with dozens of photos, maps and illustrations. Serves as a good companion to C. M. Woodhouse's Modern Greece: A Short History 5th Ed. (1999).
This is a great book for both an introduction as well as an on-going reference source on modern Greece.
Highly recommend it to students or anyone interested in learning the history of the modern state, without getting bogged down with boring details.
I am a graduate student of modern history, currently working on 19th century Greece. Professor Clogg's book is a good introduction to the subject. I don't think there are better ones around. His relaxed style of writing and the layout together make for a very attractive and easily-read history of modern Greece. The photographs are fantastic. Almost half the book is made up by pictures and little stories relating to them. This is nice to read, but also a little confusing. There is a lot of information without a context, a lot of loose ends, too few conclusions, and too little coherence. To put it short, Clogg is a good historian, but I don't think he had many late nights editing this so-called "Concise History". (What a ridiculous title, by the way.) Having said that, the academic level is high, the political angle is very moderate and the glorification of the Greek national state is less pronounced than in earlier volumes. There is an underlying if not out-spoken... Read more
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