Mark A. Mazower

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Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe and international history. He read classics and philosophy at Oxford, studied international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Bologna Center, and has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford (1988). His books include Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44 (Yale UP, 1993); Dark Continent: Europe's 20th Century (Knopf, 1998); The Balkans (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000); and After the War was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation and State in Greece, 1943-1960 (Princeton UP, 2000). His Salonica City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950 (HarperCollins, 2004) was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize. In 2008 he published Hitler’s Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe (Allen Lane) which won that year’s LA Times Book Prize for History. His most recent book is Governing the World: the History of an Idea (Penguin: London and New York, 2012). He is currently the director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University and his articles and reviews on history and current affairs appear regularly in the Financial Times, the GuardianLondon Review of BooksThe Nation and The New Republic.


Hitler's Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe, Allen Lane, 2008

 Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950, HarperCollins, 2004

The Balkans: A Short History, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000 Inside Hitler’s Greece: the Experience of Occupation, 1941-1944, Yale University Press, 1993 

Networks of Power in Modern Greece, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, 2008 Postwar Reconstruction in Europe: International Perspectives 1945-1949, Past and Present Supplement 6, OUP, 2011 

Governing the World: The History of an Idea, Penguin, 2012 No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations, Princeton University Press, 2009 

After the War was Over: Reconstructing the State, Family and the Law in Greece, 1943-1960, Princeton University Press, 2000 Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century, Knopf, 1998 

Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis, Claredon Press, 1991 The Policing of Politics in Historical Perspective, Berghahn, 1997 

Areas of Interest

Modern Greek history, Ottoman Balkans and the Middle East, modern Europe and the international history of population movements and refugees