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Greeks and the British in the Levant, 1800-1960s : Between Empires and Nations (Hardcover)
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This book explores the concept of the Levant as a component of the regional and international system during the age of imperialism. At its heart is a focus on the experience of Greek-speaking societies and the independent state of Greece from 1830. A key sub-theme running through the account is the Anglo-Hellenic connection stemming from an enhanced British presence in the Eastern Mediterranean from the 1830s and 1840s. The core of the volume deals with three interlocking themes: modernity, nationalism and trans-nationalism. Ultimately these forces were to prove at odds with the ambiguity and elite structures that characterized the Levant in its nineteenth-century heyday.