By Anastasia Yiangou,George Kazamias,Robert Holland

This ebook explores the concept that of ‘the Levant’ as an element of the neighborhood and overseas approach in the course of the age of imperialism. At its middle is a spotlight at the adventure of Greek-speaking societies and, peculiarly, the self reliant country of Greece that got here into life in 1830. A key sub-theme operating during the account is the Anglo-Hellenic connection stemming from an improved British presence within the japanese Mediterranean from the 1830s and 1840s, and specifically its courting to the Greek polity. inside this framework the emergence of the assumption of ‘Greater Greece’ is built-in into the narrative, together with its neighborhood reverberations and ethnic tensions. different contributions study exchange and finance, gender matters, colonialism and the certain adventure of Cyprus.

The middle of the quantity bargains centrally with 3 interlocking subject matters: modernity, nationalism and trans-nationalism. finally those forces have been to turn out at odds with the paradox and elite constructions that characterised the Levant in its nineteenth-century heyday. The e-book analyses the evolution, and lengthening definition from the past due Fifties, of Greece’s glossy eu id, whereas taking into consideration the magnetic strength of different relationships and neighborhood hyperlinks. This remedy connects with the alternatives and dilemmas dealing with Greece and its surrounding quarter, which modern crises perpetually throw into reduction. it will likely be of curiosity either to specialized historians and scholars of present affairs looking to comprehend the wider ancient context.

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