978-0-7391-0384-5 • Paperback • November 2002 • $48.99 • (£38.00)
978-1-4617-1802-4 • eBook • November 2002 • $46.50 • (£36.00)
K.S. Brown is Assistant Professor at the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Yannis Hamilakis is lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.
Chapter 1 The Cupboard of Yesterdays? Critical Perspectives on the Usable Past
Part 2 Projects: The State in Action
Chapter 3 Monumental Visions: the Past in Metaxas' weltanschauung
Chapter 4 "Learn History!" Antiquity, National Narrative, and History in Greek Educational Textbooks
Chapter 5 The Politics of Currency: Stamps, Coins, Banknotes, and the Circulation of Modern Greek Tradition
Part 6 Fractures: Resisting the National Narrative
Chapter 7 The Macedonian Question in the 1920s and the Politics of History
Chapter 8 Recollecting Difference: Archive-Marxists and Old Calendarists in an Exile Community
Chapter 9 The Ethnoarchaeology of a "Passive" Ethnicity. The Arvanites of Central Greece
Part 10 Conversations: From Past to Present
Chapter 11 Dimitris Pikionis and Sedad Eldem: Parallel Reflections of Vernacular and National Architecture
Chapter 12 Spaces in Tense: History, Contingency, and Place in a Cretan City
Chapter 13 Poked by the 'Foreign Finger' in Greece: Conspiracy Theory or the Hermeneutics of Suspicion?
Chapter 14 Afterword
. . . intellectually stimulating, a delight to read and one that will appeal to many humanists and social scientists...
— Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Examining closely the conflicts between 'official' and 'unofficial' narratives of the past, as well as diverse interpretations of history directly influence by the modern day, The Useable Past is an insightful and scholarly work revealing not only document aspects of Hellenic history, but the flexibility of the human psyche as characteristics of the human condition today as it was in the days of Greek antiquity.
— Midwest Book Review
A stellar collection... Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews