Popular autocracy in Greece, 1936-41 : a political biography of general Ioannis Metaxas (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Popular autocracy in Greece, 1936-41 : a political biography of general Ioannis Metaxas

Popular autocracy in Greece, 1936-41 : a political biography of general Ioannis Metaxas

Author: P J Vatikiotis
Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : Frank Cass, [1998] ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is not a full biography of Ioannis Metaxas, only a political biography, a political profile of the man, a prosopography. What is presented here is a political portrait drawn mainly, in not exclusively, from Greek sources. The early years of his life, background, conduct and style in entering the world of Greek politics during the decade 1910-20, and his road to power from 1920 to 1936 receive the most scrutiny  Read more...
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Genre/Form: collective biographies
Named Person: Ioannis Metaxas; Ioannis Metaxas; Iōannēs Metaxas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J Vatikiotis
ISBN: 0714648698 9780714648699 0714644455 9780714644455
OCLC Number: 37890370
Description: xi, 223 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Formative years : school, military training, cultural and political influences ; Origins and formative years --
Early military career --
The 1897 Greek-Turkish Thessaly war --
The European experience : the Berlinkriegsakademie, 1899-1903 --
Part II. Soldiering and diplomacy : rapid professional advancement and growing political involvement, 1910- ; The Balkan wars, 1912-13 --
The Great War, 1914-18 --
Exile and return, 1917-20 --
Entry into politics and second exile, 1920-24 --
The National All-Party (Ekoumeniki) government --
Part III. Prelude to power : the momentum of leadership ; Greece in the 1930s --
Political party leader, prominent member of Parliament, and rivalry with Venizelos --
Metaxas becomes Prime Minister --
On the eve of war --
Part IV. Radical reformer and wartime leader, architect of military victory ; The nature of the 4th August regime --
How others saw Metaxas and his regime --
Assessment and conclusion.
Other Titles: Political biography of general Ioannis Metaxas
Responsibility: P. J. Vatikiotis.
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This is a political biography of General Ioannis Metaxas, who assumed dictatorial power in Greece in 1936 and oversaw the resistance to the Italian invasion in World War II.  Read more...


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