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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation Review ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ealed just how poorly we grasp the modern nation This book sets out to understand the modern Greeks on their own termsHow did Greece come to be so powerfully attached to the legacy of the ancients in the first place and then to define an identity for its people that is at once Greek and modern This book reveals the remarkable achievement during t. The only history of Greece in the english language since the war that gets our history right from a greek point of view because the author truly does understand the country the span of Greek history the culture the language ancient Byzantine and modern and the resulting layers of nuances that both divide and unite the Greeks He unlike most english language historians today is not looking at Greece through the blinkers of another culture nor engaging in justification exercises to provide cover for Great Power policies toward the Greek world The classic example of this sort of thing is the statement Greece never had the enlightenment in which an author neither explains what the Enlightenment is nor why it should be so valuable nor asks if the Greek culture consciously rejected this and if it did if this could possibly be a positive decision The author points this out and Un put downable A superb book

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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation Review ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free He last 300 years of building a modern nation on sometimes literally the ruins of a vanished civilization This is the story of the Greek nation state but also and perhapsfundamentally 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. This is truly a great book Many reviewers have called it a tour de force but it is also a labour of love Professor Beaton is never judgmental In one or two cases maybe he should have been The depth of research is phenomenal On reading it I found that the book had two paces A degree of determination was reuired for the 18th and 19th centuries whereas the 20th century was a whistle stop tour of tragedy and disasterHowever I have some concerns about the book Greece suffered three major humanitarian disasters in the 20th century First the Asia Minor catastrophe is covered in barely two pages Second the extermination of nearly 50000 of Salonica s Jewish population is covered in barely half a page Its shameful aftermath eg building the Aristotelian University on what had been the Jewish cemetery is not covered at all In fairness to Professor Beaton this might be because these events have been covered elsewhere The third disaster the continuum of WWII and the Civil War however is covered adeuately and fairlyIn the sections covering Cyprus there appears to be no reference to O Malley and Craig s The Cyprus Conspiracy Well before the 1974 invasion the Turkish minority had made the island ungovernable Not surprising when a minority of 18% had 30% of the seats in parliament AND a veto More should have been made of this My final concern is Professor Beaton s kindness towards SYRIZA Confession I was one of Prof Beaton s less assiduous students at Birmingham University and I remember him as kind and decent which may explain his great restraint regarding Tsipras and his cohorts It is not a uestion Left versus Right SYRIZA s period of governance was The Lord of the Flies where the schoolboys had taken over the island Greece had elected in its gravest metapolitefsi moment a half educated unemployed workshy suatter whose whole life had been dedicated to protest for protest s sake When he had to make his first decision in life he betrayed the referendum his colleagues and the country eventually taking the Troika suppository where the sun don t shine And the Greeks re elected him and his far right ANEL coalition partner The period January to August 2015 is worthy of a PhD in itselfOn the subject of PhDs Professor Beaton references will allow aspiring doctoral candidates plenty of opportunities for further research eg the people who shaped 19th century Greece to what extent was the civil war an ethnic conflict between Greek and Slav speakers there is a PhD thesis on this The Pawn that would be King Macedonian Greeks in the Greek Civil War 1946 49 and pervasive nepotism the Mitsotakis Karamanlis and Papandreou families as well as Pangalos and Merkouri to name but few Saumur, terre dAnjou building a modern nation on sometimes literally the ruins of a vanished civilization This is the story of the Greek nation state Guide pratique de généalogie - en Anjou et Poitou-Charentes-Vendée (POCHE) but also and perhapsfundamentally 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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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation Review ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free We think we know ancient Greece the civilization 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 rev. Year 2021 will mark 200 years since my country declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire I ll be very surprised if between now and then or indeed ever anybody manages to produce a finer tribute to modern Greece than this concise loving and balanced accountIn what must be the shortest 400 pages I ve read in a long time professor Roderick Beaton takes you from the first stirrings of independence all the way to the farce tragedy of the current crisis always with an eye to both what s remained constant and to what distinguishes the various phases of this historical progression from one anotherSo you re never allowed to forget that Greece was carved out of a side of a larger empire by its protectors in London Paris and Moscow or of the fact that one head of the Byzantine eagle points east and the other west my analogy not the author s but you re also steered through the rise and fall of the importance of the military originally established by King Otto s Bavarians the rise and fall of the Great Idea and the change of the grand divide among Greeks from royalist vs liberal to communist vs right wingAdditionally the author addresses the many interpretations of what it s meant to be Greek over the past 250 years and how that has been relevant to the modern history of the country Inevitably this is also the story of the leaders of the revolution the state its expansion its divisions and its eventual maturing into a modern and vibrant democracyMy family moved to Greece in 1971 I was only 5 when my grandpa led the family council on how to vote on the 1973 referendum about the King and I remember it like it was yesterday I have eually vivid memories of the uprising at the Polytechnic school the annual demonstrations in front of the US Embassy the rise to power of PASOK and the creation of a leviathan of a state which no government since has had an inclination to curbSo I thought I knew my country but this book has made me understand that I was lucky enough to actually experience the most peaceful and balanced and democratic period of the whole two centuriesI do have my criticisms of course Melina Merkouri gets mentioned here times than Constantine Karamanlis for example It is he rather than Venizelos who is the most important Greek politician of the 20th century in my viewBut that s just my angle and this is one of the best books I ve read on any topic


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