A Traveller's History of Greece
T. Boatswain & C. Nicolson
5" x 7 3/4" • 352 pages • maps and line drawings
ISBN 9781566565226 • paperback • $14.95
'the beauty of this work is its comprehensive yet still readable nature...this historical guide will not only be a holiday companion but a constant source of reference about Greek history for years to come.' Kent Messenger
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In A Traveller’s History of Greece, the reader is provided with an authoritative general history of Greece from its earliest beginnings down to the present day. It covers in a clear and comprehensive manner the classical past, the conflict with Persia, the conquest by the Romans, the Byzantine era and the occupation by the Turks; the struggle for independence and the turbulence of recent years, right up to current events. This history will help the visitor make sense of modern Greece against the background of its diverse heritage. A Gazetteer, cross-referenced with the main text highlights the importance of sites, towns and ancient battlefields. A Chronology details the significant dates and a brief survey of the artistic styles of each period is given. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, A Traveller’s History of Greece is an invaluable companion for your vacation.
Tim Boatswain has degrees in Ancient History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology and has worked in the fields of Byzantine Studies and numismatics. He is at present Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Luton, England. Colin Nicolson teaches Modern European History at the University of North London.
'...provides an A-Z cultural gazetteer and an authoritative general history' The Weekend Telegraph
"My heartiest congratulations; I wish I could buy you a pint or two to revel in your accomplishment with you. The Fifth Edition of Your A Traveller's History of Greece, though I've only made it through the first third so far, is a joy to read. You've managed to master perfectly, writing an interesting, succinct and lively account of Greek history without bogging the reader down in so much detail that the typical reader can't find the time to enjoy the work, yet still presenting the salient cultural signifiers and historical events in a manner complete enough that one is able to recollect some of the learning one has now long since confused or forgotten since one's university days. The maps, historical timelines and the chronology of major events make it the perfect traveller's reference book or, in my case, the perfect historical summary that I can read quickly and informatively over my morning coffee over the past week and presumably the next week or two to come. And I've only spotted two typographical or spelling errors thus far(not to worry, I find these in nearly 90% of the published books I read). My most sincere and hearty congratulations on an accomplishment for which you should both feel very proud."
--John Christopher Hall(Jr.)
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