An emblematic book that offers a painstaking analysis and comprehension of the World War II aftermath in Greece.
The winner of the National Book Award of USA, professor of history William H. McNeill, wrote a momentous book which reveals the radical transformation of Greece following the tectonic conflicts of World War II and the subsequent civil war, the country’s position in world order and its economic growth.
Tradition and innovation, domestic originalities and foreign affects, provincial structures and urbanization, local behavioral patterns and cohesive national standards are being scrutinized with a precision and perception that astonishes. The book is not only a meticulous historic study, but also a valuable first-hand testimony.
McNeill offers a fascinating psychography of Greece, remarkably timely, especially now that readers seek in history answers to the uncertainties of our era.
The CONTEMPORARY HISTORY series is being supervised by professor Konstantina Botsiou and includes works from Greek and foreign authors regarding Greek, European and global history through sharp and nonsectarian view. The titles of this series present a variety of subjects and opinions using as common denominator their significantly enduring influence in science and society. Today’s quests find clues in facts, ideas and streams that shaped modern world. This series demonstrates history as a vital piece of identities and decisions that influence our actions in present and future.