No better time for a good book: Distinguished historian and author Mark Mazower has much to offer

At a time when many of us are spending a lot more time at home, there’s nothing better than a good book to keep us company and broaden our horizons. Choices abound, but who better than distinguished British historian, academic and author Mark Mazower, who has written extensively on Greek and Balkan history and is a member of the “Greece 2021” Committee.

A selection of his books can be found on his personal website

Mazower, who is the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University in New York, has a special interest in the history of modern Greece, 20th century Europe and international history. His book “Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430–1950” (HarperCollins, 2004) received the Duff Cooper Prize in 2005 and the Runciman Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and heads the Centre for International History at Columbia University.

Mazower received the Dido Sotiriou Award of the Hellenic Authors Society in 2012 at the Athens Megaron concert hall, with the award ceremony followed by a lecture by Mazower on “The vision of Spinelli: Greece and the European crisis”

Mazower read classics and philosophy at the University of Oxford, studied international affairs at Johns Hopkins University, and has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford (1988).



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