Greece’s tumultuous course from prewar to post-WWII years through the life of a major political and intellectual figure of the 20th century. Having completed exceptional studies in Philosophy in Heidelberg, Kanellopoulos will introduce Sociology in Greece, renewing philosophical thought. In WWII he will find himself in Egypt, where the founded the Greek Sacred Band that fought on the Allies side against Rommel’s troops. Afterwards he will figure prominently in Greece’s shaky postwar political scene until his arrest during the coup of April 21st 1967. The book, which is based on extensive research in archives in Greece and abroad, is supplemented with rare, unpublished photos.

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    The adventurous life of a major Greek politician and intellectual that runs through the tumultuous political scene of Greece in the 20th century, filled with revealing details and unknown events. The reader will follow the hero of the book from Patras of the Belle Époque era to the philosophical milieu of Heidelberg in the Interwar period, and he will return together with the young sociologist to interwar Greece which was beset by fierce political and ideological conflicts that led to the Regime of the 4th of August in 1936. The reader will then join Kanellopoulos in the front of the Greek-Italian War in 1940, and he will afterwards escape with him to the Middle East, where Kanellopoulos formed the Greek Sacred Band that joined the Allies against Rommel’s troops. Afterwards he will walk along Kanellopoulos in his lonely dramatic course during the Greek Civil War that raised pressing dilemmas in people’s conscience. The 1950’s and 1960’s saw Kanellopoulos as leading member of the Greek conservative party, along prime ministers Papagos and Karamanlis. The undermining of the democratic regime in the 60s is unfolded in revealing detail, bringing us to Kanellopoulos’ arrest in the morning of the coup of April 21st 1967, while he was serving as prime minister. The epilogue includes a unique, for a Greek politician, self-criticism in relation to postwar events. The book, which is based on extensive research in archives in Greece and abroad, is supplemented with rare, unpublished photos.

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    Weight 1200 g
    Dimensions 17 × 24 cm
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    Language

    Greek

    Pages 752
    Images 84
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    • MELETOPOULOS, MELETIS

      Meletis E. Meletopoulos was born in Athens in 1962. He has graduated from Athens College and pursued studies at the University of Geneva. He has received his PhD in Financial and Social Sciences with “summa cum laude” from the University of Geneva, and he also holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Athens. Since 1990 he serves as professor in Senior High School, teaching Economics and Sociology, and in 2015 he has been appointed Headmaster of the Ionian School. In addition, he teaches at the Greek Air Force War School, and he has taught at the Greek National School for Public Administration, at the Greek Police Academy, at the University of Geneva, and at the University of Crete. He served as editor of the political journal New Sociology for 25 years, and of the political journal New Politics for another 12 (Papazeses Publications). For many years he has been publishing articles in daily newspapers, mainly on International Politics.
      He has written 8 scientific studies (in Greek), with multiple reprints, among which Royalty in Modern Greek History (Livanes, 1993), Dictatorship of the Colonels (Papazeses, 1996), On the Issue of Patriotism (Papazeses, 2010), Marxism and Troikism (Papazeses, 2015). 

MELETIS E. MELETOPOULOS

PANAGIOTIS KANELLOPOULOS
The Politician, the Intellectual and his Era

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Greece’s tumultuous course from prewar to post-WWII years through the life of a major political and intellectual figure of the 20th century. Having completed exceptional studies in Philosophy in Heidelberg, Kanellopoulos will introduce Sociology in Greece, renewing philosophical thought. In WWII he will find himself in Egypt, where the founded the Greek Sacred Band that fought on the Allies side against Rommel’s troops. Afterwards he will figure prominently in Greece’s shaky postwar political scene until his arrest during the coup of April 21st 1967. The book, which is based on extensive research in archives in Greece and abroad, is supplemented with rare, unpublished photos.

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