A History of Crete
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A History of Crete
To guide us through this spectacular history, Chris Moorey, who has lived in Crete for over twenty years, provides an engaging and lively account of the island spanning from the Stone Age to the present day. A History of Crete steps in to fill a gap in scholarship on this fascinating island, providing the first complete history of Crete to be published for over twenty years, and the first ever that is written with a wide readership in mind.
444 pages | 12 color plates, 3 maps | 5 x 8 | © 2019
History: Ancient and Classical History, European History
Sociology: General Sociology
"Moorey, a writer and independent historian, manages to cover the entirety of Crete's long history, from the prehistoric era to the 20th century, ending with a succinct account of the island today. . . . Summing Up: Recommended."
"A fascinating journey through Cretan history, from its mythological past to its tourist-crowded present"
Mick Reed, University of New England
Richard Lofthouse, Oxford University Quad Magazine
"Many books about Crete used to focus on the Minoans, with perhaps a nod to classical antiquity, while ignoring everything after that. Chris Moorey’s book (now in paperback) includes all periods of Cretan history."
Times Literary Supplement
"Chris Moorey’s A History of Crete effectively traces the history of Crete from antiquity to the present for a general audience."
Journal of Modern Greek Studies
"If you want to learn about what was going on Minoan Crete but also under the rule of the Mycenaeans, Dorians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Ottoman Turks and, the Third Reich, but also about Crete’s contemporary history, this is a fantastic book."
The Tiny Book Blog
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