The Greeks: The Land and People Since the War (3rd Edition)
Our perception of Greece conjures up many potent images: anancient civilization brought alive by fable, hillsides dotted withsunbaked villages, lazy beaches lapped by crystal blue waters, thewarmth and humour of its people. Yet if we look behind thepicture-postcard imagery, the painful contradictions of the countrybegin to emerge. James Pettifer's classic text on Greece, nowrevised and updated with extensive new material, argues that it isvital to understand this country's present by looking at thefar-reaching effects of its troubled past. He surveys the roots ofGreek social, economic and political realities with intelligenceand convincing clarity.