• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The land which is now Greece was first inhabited between 2000–1700 BC by tribes from the North. This period was followed by the Mycenaean Civilization which was overthrown by the Dorians at the end of the 12th century BC. Its dominant citadels were at Tiryns and Mycenae. What little is known about this period is from stories such as those by Homer written in the 9th or 8th century BC.

Elliniki Dimokratia (Hellenic Republic)


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Further Reading

  1. Clogg, Richard, A Concise History of Greece. 2nd ed. CUP, 2002Google Scholar
  2. Jougnatos, G. A., Development of the Greek Economy, 1950–91: an Historical, Empirical and Econometric Analysis. London, 1992Google Scholar
  3. Legg, K. R. and Roberts, J. M., Modern Greece: A Civilization on the Periphery. Oxford, 1997Google Scholar
  4. Pettifer, J., The Greeks: the Land and the People since the War. London, 1994Google Scholar
  5. Sarafis, M. and Eve, M. (eds.) Background to Contemporary Greece. London, 1990Google Scholar
  6. Tsakalotos, E., Alternative Economic Strategies: the Case of Greece. Aldershot, 1991Google Scholar
  7. Veremis, T., The Military in Greek Politics: From Independence to Democracy. C. Hurst. London, 1997Google Scholar
  8. Woodhouse, C. M., Modern Greece: a Short History. rev. ed. London, 1991Google Scholar
  9. National statistical office: National Statistical Service; 14–16 Lycourgou St., Athens. Website:

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