In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

Reviews 159 inherent in these agreements that was prepared by the Department of State's Intelligence and Research division. The author also discusses the troops introduced into Cyprus by Greece above the levels provided by the independence agreements. Their withdrawal became the focal point of Vance's mission. However, Hart omits the fact that Turkey was aware of their presence and remained silent because the U.S. was supporting their presence in Cyprus. For both, at least until 1967, the troops kept Makarios in check and protected Cyprus against communism. Hart agrees with P. Pipinelis, the junta's foreign minister, that the resolution of the 1967 crisis freed Greece "from the grotesque political control that Makarios had exercised over earlier Greek governments" (102-103). The cause of Cyprus always appealed to Greek nationalism; both sides attempted to influence events affecting their common destiny. Was Makarios's influence "grotesque" because, until 1974, he was successful in torpedoing plans of foreign governments to partition Cyprus? Hart, like the Greek junta, appears to think so and in the process displays his lack of understanding of Greek and Cypriot politics. Stripped of its biased political assessments, Hart's book is a useful addition to the discussion of crisis management. However, the book is also a sad commentary on American policy toward Southeastern Europe, and on those involved in its day-to-day management. Van Coufoudakis Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne Paschalis M. Kitromilides, editor, Δελτίο ΚÎ-ντϕου Μικϕασιατικών Σπουδών, vol. 6 (1986-1987). Pp. 467. The appearance of the sixth bulletin of the Center of Asia Minor Studies is a timely reminder of the diverse activities the Center has been pursuing under its director, Professor Paschalis Kitromilides of the University of Athens. The Center's work in collecting, processing, and preserving a mass of written, oral, pictorial, and cartographic primary material, and the grand scale on which this is being undertaken, would alone justify the Center's existence. Yet the Center also seeks to share its material with the academic community and the interested public by undertaking the publication of primary material and scholarly monographs either in book form or in the form of articles included in its biennial bulletin. In pursuing the collection of primary material as well as the publication of scholarly works based on that material, the Center for Asia Minor Studies is the exception to the rule which dictates that most institutes in Greece are engaged in either collecting or publishing. The increase in the Center's publications over the past decade is a timely development. The importance of the study of the Greek presence in Asia 160 Reviews Minor, especially during the modern period, is self-evident within the context of Greek studies. But recent developments within Ottoman historiography have lent a greater urgency to the need to establish the parameters of the Greek presence in Asia Minor objectively and scientifically. In particular, works based on usually inaccessible Ottoman archives have questioned the demographic size of the non-Muslim minorities during the final stages of the Ottoman Empire. This sensitive and politically laden issue requires careful assessment ; here, the Greek language sources will provide indispensable data for both Greek speaking and non-Greek scholars. Given the current international significance of the Center's research activities, the appearance of English and French language articles in the 6th volume of the Center's Bulletin is especially welcome. Another way in which the Bulletin of the Center of Asia Minor Studies is exceptional is its dual commitment to presenting archival material and to obliging the contributors to place the material in a more general framework. Greek-language scholarly publications very often consist of dry reproductions of unpublished material that provide no particular frame of reference for the non-specialist. A systematic assessment of each of the articles included in this thick volume is evidently impossible in the context of this review; the reader will have to be satisfied with a mere listing of the authors and their subject matter. Paschalis M. Kitromilides writes on "The Intellectual Foundations of Asia Minor Studies," presenting the correspondence between Richard Dawkins, the eminent Oxford Hellenist, and Melpo Merlier, the co-founder of the Center of Asia Minor Studies. The...


Additional Information

Print ISSN
pp. 159-161
Launched on MUSE
Open Access
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.