Mark Mazower

Mark Mazower

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 Guardian, London Review of Books, The Nation and The New Republic.


Governing the World: The History of an Idea, Penguin Press HC, 2012

Post-war Reconstruction in Europe: International Perspectives, 1945–1949, Oxford University Press, 2011

No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations,Princeton University Press, 2009

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

Networks of Power in Modern Greece: Essays in Honour of John Campbell, Columbia University Press, 2008

Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950,Harper Collins, 2004; Knopf, 2005

Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis, Oxford University Press, 2002

Inside Hitler’s Greece: the Experience of Occupation, 1941-1944,Yale University Press, 2001

The Balkans: A Short History,Weidenfeld and Nicholson History, 2002; Random House, 2000

After the War was Over: Reconstructing the State, Family and the Law in Greece, 1943-1960,Princeton University Press , Princeton, NJ, 2000

Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century, Penguin; Knopf, 1998

The Policing of Politics in Historical Perspective, Berghahn Books, 1997


‘The Great Reckoning’, New Statesman, 12-25 April 2013

‘Diary: In Thessaloniki’, London Review of Books, 22 November 2012

‘New Europe, 1900-1945’, Guardian, March 14, 2011

‘Anderson’s Amphibologies: On Perry Anderson’, The Nation, April 26, 2010

‘Saviors and Sovereigns: the Rise and Fall of Humanitarianism’, World Affairs, March/April 2010

‘The Evil that Men Do’, The New Republic, July 1, 2009

'Foucault, Agamben: Theory and the Nazis', Boundary2,  (March 1,  2008) 35: 23-34

‘Whatever happened to Old Europe?’, Times Literary Supplement, April 30, 2008

‘“An International Civilisation?” Empire, Internationalism and the Crisis of the mid-20th Century’ [The 2005 Martin Wight Lecture], International Affairs, 82:3 [2006], 553-566

‘The Strange Triumph of Human Rights, 1933-1950’, Historical Journal, 47:2 [2004], 379-39

‘Violence and the State in the Twentieth Century’, American Historical Review [Dec 2002], 1147-1167

'Historians at War: Greece, 1940-1950', Historical Journal, 38:2 (1995), 499-506

'The Messiah and the Bourgeoisie: Venizelos and Politics in Greece, 1909-1912', Historical Journal, 35:4 (Dec. 1992), 885-904

'Military Violence and National Socialist Values: The Wehrmacht in Greece 1941-1944', Past and Present, 134 (Feb., 1992), 129-158