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    DescriptionFor almost four hundred years, between the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Greek War of Independence, the history of Greece is shrouded in mystery: distorted by Greek writers and largely neglected by others. What was life really like for the Greeks under Ottoman rule? Was it a period of exploitation and enslavement for the Greeks until they were finally able to rise up against Turkish rule, as is the traditional, Greek nationalistic view? Or did the Greeks derive some benefit from Turkish rule? How did the Greeks and Turks co-exist for so long? And, why are Greek attitudes towards Venice, who also controlled much of Greece for many of these years, so different? In this wide-ranging yet concise history David Brewer explodes many of the myths about Turkish rule of Greece. He places the Greek story in its wider, international context and casts fresh light on the dynamics of power not only between Greeks and Ottomans but also between Muslims and Christians, both Orthodox and Catholic, throughout Europe. This absorbing and riveting account of a crucial period will ensure that the history of Greece under Turkish rule is no longer hidden. It will delight anyone with an interest in Greek and Turkish history and in how the past has shaped the Greece we know today.

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    Greece, the Hidden Centuries
    Turkish Rule from the Fall of Constantinople to Greek Independence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Brewer
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780762388
    ISBN 10: 1780762380

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    LC classification: DF801 .B74 2012
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    20 in 16pp b&w plate section
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
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    04 September 2012
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    David Brewer is the author of The Flame of Freedom: The Greek War of Independence, 1821-1833. After studying Classics at Oxford University he divided his working life between teaching, journalism and business before dedicating himself to the study of the history of Greece.
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    "'by far the best work that I have read on the...centuries when what is now Greece was under the rule of the Ottoman Turks. His book is thoroughly researched and very well written. Highly recommended.' (John Freely) 'will remain a classic study for many years to come. No other author has trawled such depth of detail so profitably over so wide an area for such a long passage of time.' (Alan Palmer)"