Acclaimed for its penetration, balance, and insight, Modern Greece tells the story of Greece and its people, from the founding of Constantinople to the eclipse of socialism in the late twentieth century. C. M. Woodhouse is uniquely qualified to write the history of Greece, having served there in the Allied military and the British embassy during and after World War II before writing several books on Greece. In this classic work, which Woodhouse has updated five times to create a truly comprehensive history, the depth of his knowledge and understanding of the country and its citizens comes through clearly in every chapter, as he ranges from the ascendancy and eventual fall of the Byzantine Empire through the emergence for the first time of a unified Greek kingdom in the 1800s to the political turmoil of twentieth-century politics. This is a book for readers and travelers who wish to understand the history and culture behind the beauty that is eternal Greece.
"Whenever Woodhouse cares to write on Greece, his work will always be welcome, both to scholars and general readers."--History
'Very readable, very informative.' Sunday Times
"It is in adversity that the particular merits of the Greek character are shown most brightly, and Woodhouse, whose affection for Greece is evident in everything he writes, is well qualified to bring out these merits."--The Times Literary Supplement
C. M. Woodhouse
Christopher Montague "Monty" Woodhouse, 5th Baron Terrington DSO, OBE (11 May 1917 – 13 February 2001) was a Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Oxford from 1959 to 1966 and again from 1970 to 1974.
He was also a visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford from 1956 to 1964. Woodhouse was an expert on Greek affairs.
Woodhouse was the author of several books, including:
Modern Greece: A Short History - 1968
The Philhellenes - 1971
Capodistria: The Founder of Greek Independence by C. M. Woodhouse London O.U.P. 1973
The Struggle for Greece - 1976
Karamanlis: The Restorer of Greek Democracy (biography) - 1982
Something Ventured (autobiography) - 1982
The Rise and Fall of the Greek Colonels - 1985
Apple of Discord - 1985
George Gemistos Plethon - The Last of the Hellenes - 1986
Shortly before his death, Woodhouse completed the translation into English of the 10-volume "History Of The European Spirit", by his friend, the former Prime Minister of Greece, Panayotis Kanellopoulos.