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Xenocracy : state, class, and colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864
Gekas, Sakis, author
New York : Berghahn, [2017]
The first Greek state and the origins of colonial governmentality -- Building the colonial state -- Law, colonialism and state formation -- Colonial knowledge and the making of Ionian governmentality -- "A true and hateful monopoly" : merchants and the state -- State finances and the cost of protection -- Building a modern state : public works and public spaces -- "Progress" : state policies for Ionian development -- Poverty, the state and the middle class -- The literati and the liberali : the making of the Ionian bourgeoisie -- Conclusion: 1864 : the end of colonial rule?

"Of the many European territorial reconfigurations to result from the Congress of Vienna, the Ionian State remains among the least understood. Xenocracy offers a much-needed account of the region during the ensuing half-century of oversight by Great Britain--a period that embodied all of the contradictions of British imperial expansion. Administrators deliberately pursued liberal reforms and fostered the growth of a middle class that was instrumental in building the colonial state. However, Ionian finances deteriorated and fissures appeared along class lines, presenting a significant threat to social stability. As author Sakis Gekas shows, the ordeal fueled an ambivalence toward Western Europe, anticipating the 'neocolonial' condition with which the Greek nation struggles even today"--From publisher's website.
Baker Berry DF261.I6 G44 2017

The plague of war : Athens, Sparta, and the struggle for ancient Greece
Roberts, Jennifer Tolbert, 1947- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Chapter 1: Setting the stage -- Chapter 2: The Greek States at war and peace -- Chapter 3: Sparta Provoked, Athens intransigent -- Chapter 4: The War begins -- Chapter 5: The Plague of war -- Chapter 6: New challenges and new leaders -- Chapter 7: The fortunes of war -- Chapter 8: War throughout the Mainland, and the call of the west -- Chapter 9: Moving towards peace -- Chapter 10: An unpeaceable peace -- Chapter 11: An invitation and two scandals -- Chapter 12: Deliverance for Syracuse -- Chapter 13: The Empire Strikes back -- Chapter 14: Dramatic developments for the Athenians -- Chapter 15: Alcibiades, Cyrus, and Lysander -- Chapter 16: A seeming victory -- Chapter 17: Athens after the Amnesty -- Chapter 18: The Greek States in a changing world -- Chapter 19: Continuing warfare and the end for Sparta -- Chapter 20: Epilogue: War without Victory.

"Tracing the conflict among the city-states of Greece over several generations, this book argues that the Peloponnesian War did not entirely end in 404 with the capture of the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami in 404 B.C. but rather continued in one form or another well into the fourth century"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DF229.2 .R63 2017

Les grecs face aux catastrophes naturelles : savoirs, histoire, mémoire
Thély, Ludovic, author
Athenes : École française d'Athènes, [2016]
Baker Berry DF78 .T44 2016

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