C301 Greek Cultural History (19th – 20th century)
Professor: Elli LEMONIDOU
The course covers major events of Greek history in the 20th century, focusing mainly on their social, cultural and intellectual dimension. More precisely, the course approaches the national division during the First World War, the “Asia Minor Catastrophe” and the end of the Megali Idea, the social dimension and implications of the events during the interwar period and the Metaxas’ dictatorship as well as the political conflicts during the Nazi Occupation and the Greek Civil War. Finally, there is a study of the social and cultural dimension of the transformations that have marked the political life of Greece from the fall of the military junta of 1967-1974 until today, taking also into consideration the influence of international developments.