AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN GREECE 1917-1929 $ 24.80
by L.P. Cassimatis, 300 pgs, 6.2x9.3, Cloth
The American presence in Greece after 1917 was fundamental to the social and economic development of the Greek nation, while American influence eventually permeates all levels of Greek society.
CONTESTED IDENTITIES: Gender and Kinship in Modern Greece P $
17.95, C $ 49.50
by P. Loizos, 1991, 264 pgs, 6.1x9.2
This collection provides a comprehensive view of what it means to be a Greek man or woman, married or unmarried, functioning within a complex society based on kinship ties.
DANCE AND THE BODY POLITIC IN NORTHERN GREECE P $ 16.95, C $
by J.K. Cowan, 1990, 272 pgs
The author explores how the politics of gender is articulated through the body at these culturally central, yet until now ethnographically neglected, celebrations in a class-divided northern Greek town.
THE DEATH RITUALS OF RURAL GREECE P $ 19.90, C $ 60.00
by L.M. Danforth, 1982, 180 pgs, 58 illustrat., 7.5x9.2
This dramatic photographic essay conveys the emotional power of the death rituals of a small Greek village-the funeral, the singing of laments, the distribution of food, the visits to the graves, and especially the rite of exhumation.
DEFENDING DEMOCRACY $ 15.00
by A. T. Angelopoulos, 218 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
The author's personal account of the events that overwhelmed Greece during and after the Second World War. Drawing on his own recollections, diaries, and archival material, the author details with incisive clarity the price paid by Greece not only for German occupation but, following liberation, for being a pawn in the Cold War.
DEMONS AND THE DEVIL P $ 18.95, C $ 60.00
by C. Stewart, 1991, 338 pgs, 6x9
Challenging the conventional notion that these often malevolent demons belong exclusively to a realm of folklore or superstition separate from Christianity, the author looks at beliefs about the exotica and the Orthodox Devil to demonstrate the interdependency of doctrinal and local religion.
DENYING HUMAN RIGHTS & ETHNIC IDENTITY: THE GREEKS OF TURKEY
by Helsinki Watch, 55 pgs, 6x9.9, Paper
The Greek community in Turkey is dwindling, elderly and frightened. Its population has declined from about 110,000 at the time of the signing of the Lausanne Treaty in 1923 to about 2,500 today. Its fearfulness stems from an appalling history of pogroms and expulsions suffered at the hands of the Turkish government.
ESSAYS ON THE CYPRUS CONFLICT $ 7.00
edited by V. Coufoudakis, 53 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
FIREWALKING AND RELIGIOUS HEALING P $ 17.95, C $ 55.00
by L.M. Danforth, 1989, 352 pgs
This compelling work evokes and contrasts two forms of firewalking and religious healing: first, the Anastenaria, a northern Greek ritual in which people who are possessed by Saint Constantine dance over red-hot coals, and second, American firewalking, one of the more spectacular activities of New Age psychology.
GREECE AND THE INTER-WAR ECONOMIC CRISIS $ 75.00
by Mark Mazower, 334 pgs, 5.8x8.8, Cloth
Drawing on detailed research, the author explores how an underdeveloped country like Greece was able to recover so quickly from the economic crisis of the great depression. He also shows how the rapid economic recovery of the Greeks after 1932 was succeeded in 1936 by the establishment of the Metaxas dictatorship.
GREECE PREPARES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, P $ 17.50, C $ 55.00
by D. Constas & T.G. Stavrou, 319 pgs, 6.0x9.0
At the end of the 20th century, Greece stands poised between tradition and modernity, with some institutions, such as the Orthodox church, rooted in the past, and others, such as the European Union, tugging toward the future. Greece is striving to modernize its economy and culture as it confronts the aftermath of the cold war.
GREECE, THE NEW EUROPE, & THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL
ORDER $ 21.00
by H.J. Psomiades, 439 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
The editors provide the reader with a comprehensive assessment of the challenges facing Greece as it enters a period of major transition in the light of the changes in the Balkan-Eastern Mediterranean region.
GREEK AMERICAN RELATIONS $ 11.00
edited by T. Couloumbis, 263 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
The papers contained in this volume focus largely on the policies of the United States toward Greece & Cyprus after the collapse of the Greek junta.
THE GREEK SOCIALIST EXPERIMENT: Papandreou's Greece $ 16.00
edited by T.C.Kariotis, 346 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
This book attempts to examine and analyze the main developments during the period the PASOK was in power in Greece. It reviews the political, economic, and social affairs that occurred during this period and particularly the role of Andreas Papandreou.
GUERRILLA WARFARE AND ESPIONAGE IN GREECE, 1940-44 $ 21.00
by A. Gerolymatos, 398 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
Understanding the role of the intelligence and sabotage operations in occupied Greece also offers a unique and valuable insight into the history of the resistance.
IN A DIFFERENT PLACE P $ 17.90, C $ 49.50
by Jil Dubisch, 352 pgs, 6x9, 14 halftones
Visited by thousands of pilgrims yearly, the Church of the Madonna of the Annunciation on the Aegean island of Tinos is a site where different interests - sacred and secular, local and national, personal and official - all come together.
KAZANTZAKIS: Politics of the Spirit $ 45.00
by P. Bien, 360 pgs, 1990, Cloth
This major intellectual biography of Kazantzakis approaches the distinguished- and controversial-writer by describing his struggle with political questions that were in reality aspects of a fervent religious search.
LITERATURE AS NATIONAL INSTITUTION: Studies in the Politics of
Modern Greek Criticism $ 45.00
This book examines how the practices of criticism establish a particular domain of knowledge, the truth of literature. The main argument advanced is that criticism, by constructing literature as an ethnic heritage and communal treasure, participated in the invention of a national identity necessary for the legitimization of the modern state.
MODERN GREEK LESSONS $ 17.95
by J. D.Faubion, 340 pgs, 6x9, 28 Halftones, Cloth
Through a blend of lively detail and elegant narration, the author immerses us in the cosmopolitan intellectual life of Athens, a centerless city of multiplicities and fragmentations, a city on the "margins of Europe" recovering from the repressive rule of a military junta. This book is a highly original and valuable work that will enormously enrich our understanding of the complexities of modernity in Greece today.
MODERNISM IN GREECE $ 13.00
edited by M.N. Layoun, 234 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
... Of critical formative influence to the directions that Greek modernism took were notions of "Greekness" of some representable national identity.
MOSCOW AND GREEK COMMUNISM $ 35.00
by Peter Stavrakis, 243 pgs, 6.3x9.3, Cloth
A comprehensive analysis of Soviet conduct in Greece during the most critical period of Greek history - the last months of World War II and the years of the Greek Civil War. The author demonstrates that Soviet policy in Greece was highly mutable and reveals how its shifts were governed by Moscow's changing aims in the Near East.
THE NAZI OCCUPATION OF CRETE 1941-1945 $ 56.00
by G. C. Kiriakopoulos, 248 pgs, 6.5x9.6, Cloth
This is the true story of an American youth, Alexander, who was overcome by World War II and the subsequent invasion of Crete while vacationing there. He banded together with British commandos to form a resistance movement. This is a story of stark reality of human endeavor and sacrifice, marked by acts of heroism. OCCUPATION & RESISTANCE, The Greek Agony 1941-1944 $ 13.00 by J.L. Hondros, 340 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper This book, which is based on British & German wartime records, offers a provocative reinterpretation of the period from the heroic "NO" of Ioannis Metaxas to the Greek civil war and to the defeat of EAM/ELAS in 1944.
OURS ONCE MORE $ 11.00
by M. Herzfeld, 197 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
.... not only a history of modern Greek folklore, but also an excellent introduction to modern Greek culture.
A PLACE IN HISTORY P $ 17.95, C $ 49.95
by M. Herzfeld, 1991, 274 pgs
Focusing on the Cretan town of Rethemnos, once a center of learning under Venetian rule and later inhabited by the Turks, the author examines major questions confronting conservators and citizens as they negotiate the "ownership" of history.
THE RISE OF EUROCENTRISM: Anatomy of Interpretation $ 39.50
by Vassilis Lambropoulos, 471 pgs, 6.5x9.5, Cloth
This volume is a major work of historical interpretation, astonishing in its range and learning, provocatively original in the way it formulates and chronicles the abiding tension between Hebraism and Hellenism throughout modern culture.
THE SALONIKA BAY MURDER P $ 17.95, C $ 60.00
by E. Keeley, 395 pgs, 32 photos, 6.1x9.2
A penetrating inquiry into the sensational murder of the zealous American journalist George Polk during the Greek Civil War, and the subsequent trial of a scapegoat in whitewashed proceedings that involved Greek, American and British government officials.
SECURITY, IDENTITY & NATION BUILDING $ 52.00
by D.A. Theophylactou, 173 pgs, 6.2x8.8, Cloth
Cyprus and the European Union in Comparative Perspective. The author has bettered our understanding of the roots of the Cyprus problem by directing attention to the responsibilities external actors bear for much of the conflict on the island. His analysis of the interplay between domestic and international factors is indispensable for understanding the current efforts at resolving the conflict.
TANGLED WEBS $ 13.00
by Y.P. Roubatis, 228 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
This study examines American involvement in Greek politics from the start of the Greek Civil War in 1947 through the colonel's coup d'etat in 1967.
THE TEXT AND ITS MARGINS $ 13.00
edited by M. Alexiou, 288 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
One of the author's commitments is to try to bring modern Greek studies to the attention of scholars in other literatures, thereby promoting a higher level of debate and exchange of ideas.
TOPOGRAPHIES OF HELLENISM $ 29.95
by Artemis Leontis, 240 pgs, Cloth
Focusing on the interrelations between culture and geography, the author illuminates the making of modern Greece. As she fashions a new approach to contemporary Greek literature, Leontis explores the transformation of Hellenism from a cultural ideal to a nation-state. In Leontis's view, a homeland exists not when it has been inhabited, but after it has been mapped.