| HISTORY OF GREECE
IN A NUTSHELL
By Matina K. Psyhogeos
A brief history of Greece/Hellas - the land everyone has heard and
read so much about - is presented in this book. A most fascinating
and splendid experience awaits the reader of such glorious history.
The most incredible part is that one gets a taste of the famed chronicles
- from the pre-historic (stone and bronze age) to the actual history
(ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary) - in a summary. Instead
of having to study volumes of each period.
Not only you live the glory of an unsurpassed history, culture
and traditions, of Ancient Greece, you will also experience the
infinite fascination and beauty of Modern Greece, through these
few pages,. The objective here is to present a simplified, condensed
version of a renowned history throughout the ages, in order to
encourage young and old to gain some knowledge of historical events,
without being overwhelmed and discouraged by a detailed account
of incidents. Even the format of the chapters and font are such
to make the reading simpler and easier.. The following characteristics
of this volume have to be emphasized:
1. A unique version of the history of one of the most fascinating
countries, in a simple, concise and very brief manner
2. Includes a section on the greatest
personalities who glorified Greece and left
their footprints in history
3. It is the only book today presenting a summary (in English
or Greek) from pre-historic times to modern Greece - up to 2005,
with a section on Olympics 2004
4. It concludes with a chronology of events throughout the centuries.
My fervent wish and hope, is that this book will incite young
and old to read the History of Greece in a Nutshell. Hopefully,
however, some of you/lovers of history, wishing to expand should
further research the subject. In such case, additional information
will enable you to discover the true purport of the glorious culture
that offered so much to the entire world, shaped the western thought
and created an unequaled civilization. To analyze it deeper, if
not in its entirety, at least, in a more profound level that this
expeditious version presents.
If you ever visit Greece, four thousand (plus) years of dramatic
and turbulent history that have left an indelible imprint - the
physical beauty, history, culture and traditions - will indeed
captivate you. Reminders of a splendid past are everywhere. An
enduring attraction welcomes you..
Wander through the ages via the Minoan Palaces, the Mycenean
fortresses, the classical temples, the Hellenistic tombs, the
Roman towns, the Byzantine churches, the Crusader castles, the
Turkish Mosques, the picturesque, idyllic villages with the unique
insular architecture and finally, relax and enjoy the comforts
of the modern cities, spas and summer resorts.
While you admire all the incredible remnants of : "The
Glory That Was Greece" you are, finally, aware of the beauty
and " The Glory That Is Greece" today.. That's what
this History of Greece book is all about..
Paperback $21.50 plus $3.50 S&H