Greece is a ancient land, blessed with a stunning natural beauty and an inspiring cultural heritage but burdened with history and conflict, it shares many traits and comparable trajectories with its neighbors and countries of a similar background. Modern Greece is a successor nation-state of the Ottoman Empire, created in the early 19th century through the interplay of an evolving Greek national idea, the crisis of the Ottoman state, and the intervention of great powers.
Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country’s politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Greece.
Dimitris Keridis is a professor of international politics at Panteion University, Greece, and a senior associate at the Karamanlis Foundation in Athens, Greece. In July 2019 he was elected a member of the Greek Parliament for the center-right New Democracy party, representing the northern suburbs of Athens.
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Acronyms and Abbreviations
A. Kings of Greece (1833–1973)
B. Presidents of Greece (1828–2020)
C. Prime Ministers of Modern Greece (1833–2019)
D. National Election Results in Greece (1946–2019)
E. Basic Data on Greece
F. Economic Statistical Charts
Graph 1. Greece: GDP
Graph 2. Greece: GDP growth
Graph 3. Greece: GDP per capita
Graph 4. Greece: External Balance of Goods and Services
Graph 5. Greece: General Government Balance
Graph 6. Greece: Inflation
Graph 7. Greece: 2020 GDP growth in Southern Europe compared to the EU
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