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Britain, Greece and the Colonels, 1967-74 : Between Pragmatism and Human Rights, Paperback / softback Book

Britain, Greece and the Colonels, 1967-74 : Between Pragmatism and Human Rights Paperback / softback

Part of the LSE Hellenic Observatory Series series


The long history of Anglo-Greek relations has deservedly attracted much attention.

One of its most controversial - yet least explored - phases was that spanning the Greek Colonels' seven-year military junta, from 1967-74.

Drawing on a corpus of diverse, original and largely primary material, Maragkou provides a comprehensive analysis of British policy towards Greece during this tumultuous era.

Not only does she contribute to the historiography of Anglo- Greek relations, but her book also serves as a case study of British foreign policy within the Cold War. And by demonstrating that national history can be best understood by analysing the relationship between a nation state and factors beyond its control, the conclusions drawn can be applied beyond the strictly regional or the exclusively bi- lateral, as they also fit into a transnational para- digm.

It was in the 1960s when what we now term 'globalisation' was in full swing.

Henceforward, no nation - and no foreign office - was an is- land: it was part of a whole, in which both state and non-state actors internationally played their part in the evolution of thinking on foreign affairs.

Here is the key to understanding the tortuous history of Britain and the Greek Colonels - one that has many echoes in our own time.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781849043656



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