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The Greek Military Dictatorship
Revisiting a Troubled Past, 1967–1974
Edited by Othon Anastasakis and Katerina Lagos
398 pages, 7 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-174-5 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (September 2021)
ISBN 978-1-80539-138-8 $39.95/£31.95 / Pb / Published (December 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80539-403-7 eBook
“This is … collective work … focuses both on foreign relations as well as domestic matters such as economics, ideology, religion, culture, and education. Most of its contributors belong to a younger generation of Greek academics who offer a well-researched, updated account of a contested national story. Their prose is concise, clear, and fluent, and the format of their work is reader friendly.” • International Journal of Military History and Historiography
“Published in the 200th anniversary year of the revolution that launched Greece as a modern European nation-state, this book examines in unprecedented depth and breadth one of the most backward-looking episodes of the country’s history. Contributors from an impressive range of disciplines deploy their expertise to make sense of this bizarre anomaly in the history of both modern Greece and the Cold War western alliance.” • Roderick Beaton, King’s College London
“No other book on the Greek military dictatorship has taken such a multi-disciplinary approach. The volume is substantively rich, diverse in content, well-researched, and timely.” • Neovi Karakatsanis, Indiana University
From 1967 to 1974, the military junta ruling Greece attempted a dramatic reshaping of the nation, implementing ideas and policies that left a lasting mark on both domestic affairs and international relations. Bringing together leading scholars from a range of disciplines, The Greek Military Dictatorship explores the junta’s attempts to impose authoritarian rule upon a rapidly modernizing country while navigating a complex international landscape. Focusing both on foreign relations as well as domestic matters such as economics, ideology, religion, culture and education, this book offers a fresh and well-researched study of a key period in modern Greek history.
Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) and Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. His most recent co-edited books include Diaspora Engagement in Times of Severe Economic Crisis: Greece and Beyond (Palgrave, 2022), The Legacy of Yugoslavia: Politics, Economy and Society (I.B. Tauris, 2020) and Balkan Legacies of the Great War: The Past Is Never Dead (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Katerina Lagos is a Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento and the Director of the Angelo K. Tsakopoulos Hellenic Studies Center and Hellenic Studies Center. Her most recent publication is The Fourth of August Regime and Greek Jewry, 1936-1941 (Palgrave, 2023).
Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Southern Europe
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