The book refers to Greece's history in its entirety. The author writes about Mount Athos and the "avaton," the interpretation and meaning of the word Hellas and why the country is not known worldwide as Hellas but as Greece. It analyzes the true significance and monumental value of the Greek language. It describes the character of the Greeks from the age of antiquity to present day. It also makes references to unknown events from Ancient Greece, the Tomb of Alexander the Great, the Roman Conquest, the Byzantium, Greece in the Medieval Period, the Turkish Occupation, the War of Independence in 1821, the Balkan Wars, the Liberation of Macedonia, the Asia Minor Catastrophe, WW2, the Civil War, the Dictatorship, the Polytechnic Uprising, and return to democracy. Of interest is how the Macedonia dispute arose and who is to blame for its outbreak. It also explores Greece's troubled diplomatic ties. A separate chapter covers the persecution, torture and hardships endured by the Greeks from various nations. Finally it refers to the future of Greece through various prophecies and analyzes the upcoming war and the coming of the "Marmaromenos Vasilias." The title, Greece's Obligatory Journey, informs that the road Greece has travelled through time has been imperative and for a reason. Greece will not disappear as speculation and events predict. Greece's contribution to mankind will continue. This book was written with the intention to reveal to the reader small, forgotten, even hidden historical events that show another aspect to what is already known. To realize everything happens for a reason. In a time where one is bombarded everyday with a plethora of orders, not commandments or advices it is no wonder that upon reflection all appears so disheartening and the only solutions readily available have negative effects. The book, written simply, combines significant statistics and in-depth knowledge about the most important historical periods in Greece that will win the read
  • ISBN13: 9789609344616
  • Publisher: Mantziaris
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00568
Publication DateJanuary 18, 2013
Primary CategoryPolitical Science/General

Greece's Obligatory Journey

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