Internationally acclaimed British historian and award-winning author Mark Mazower was officially sworn in as a Greek citizen on Monday, in recognition of his "exceptional contribution" to Greece. Specialising in Balkan and Greek history, Mazower has written a number of books focusing on events in Greece in the last two centuries, among others.
As previously reported by Greek City Times , Mazower was granted an honorary Greek citizenship in 2021 for “the promotion of Greece, its long history and its culture to the international general public,”
The world renown British historian who is Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University in New York City, is also noted for contributing “to the emergence of the historically shaped identity of the Greek people” through “his scientific involvement with modern Greek history,” according to an announcement in the Greek Government Gazette, dated September 17, 2021.
His works include: "Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44", "After the War was Over: Reconstructing Family, Nation and State in Greece, 1943-1960", "Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis", "Dark Continent: Europe's 20th Century", "The Balkans" and, most recently, "The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe" published in 2021, which was recently presented at a special event at the Greek War Museum.
Among his award-winning books on Greece are also "Salonica City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950" which received the Duff Cooper Prize in 2005, while he received both the LA Times Book Prize for History and the Trilling Award in 2009 for his work "Hitler's Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe".
Mazower has also supervised a number of research papers and revived interest in Greek studies abroad, while his op-eds on historical and current affairs issues are regularly published in the media.
He was also a member of the "Greece 2021" Committee that organised the events celebrating the bicentennial since the foundation of the modern Greek state in 1821.
Mazower was sworn in as a Greek citizen by Interior Minister Makis Voridis.