Mark A. Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Professor of History
503 Fayerweather Hall, Mail Code: 2514
+1 212-854-4576


D.Phil. – Oxford University 1988
M.A. – Johns Hopkins University 1983
B.A. – Oxford University 1981

Current Departmental Service
Department Chair

Interests and Research
Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History, specializes in modern Greece , 20th-century Europe , and international history. Current interests include the history of international norms and institutions, the history of Greek independence, and the historical evolution of the Greek islands in the very long run.

Director, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University
Director, Center for International History, Columbia University
Member, Editorial Board, Past and Present


Fall 2011
H 8391 Introduction to the Literature of Modern European History
Spring 2012
H 8351 Introduction to the History of the Balkans

Hitler's Empire: Trilling Award - 2009
Hitler's Empire: LA Times Book Prize for History - 2009
Salonica, City of Ghosts: Duff Cooper Prize – 2005
John Criticos Prize, Runciman Prize, National Jewish Book Award – 2005
Dark Continent: German History Book Prize – 2002
The Balkans: Wolfson Prize for History – 2001
The Balkans: Adolphe Bentinck Prize – 2001
Dark Continent: Premio Acqui – 2001

Selected Publications

No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations
Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe
Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950
After the War was Over: Reconstructing the State, Family and the Law in Greece, 1943-1960
The Balkans
Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century
The Policing of Politics in Historical Perspective
Inside Hitler’s Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-1944
Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis

Recent Articles
'Comment', [Forum on Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands], Contemporary European History, March-April 2012
'Reconstruction: the Historiographical Issues' in D.Feldman, M. Mazower, and J.Reinisch,eds., Postwar Reconstruction in Europe: International Perspectives, 1945-49, 17-29
'New Europe', 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
'Introduction' to Eric Ambler, The Mask of Dimitrios, Penguin Classics, 2009
‘‘Foucault, Agamben and the Nazis”, in Boundary2, 35:1. 2008
“An International Civilisation? Empire, Internationalism and the Crisis of the mid-20th Century” in International Affairs, 82:3, pp. 553-566, 2006.
“The Strange Triumph of Human Rights, 1933-1950”, in Historical Journal, 47:2, pp. 379-39, 2004.
“Minorities and the League of Nations in Interwar Europe”, in Daedalus, 126:2 [Human Diversity], pp. 47-65, 2002.
“Violence and the State in the Twentieth Century”, in American Historical Review, pp. 1147-1167, 2002.
“The Cold War and the Appropriation of Memory: Greece after Liberation”, in I.Deak and J.Gross, eds., Political Justice and Retribution in Postwar Europe, Princeton UP, 2002.
“Introduction”, If Not Now, When, by Primo Levi, Penguin, 2000.
“Structures of authority in the Greek resistance, 1941-1944”, in T.Kirk and A.McElligott, eds., Opposing Fascism: Community, Authority and Resistance in Europe, Cambridge UP, pp.120-133, 1999.
“Introduction”, in J.Dunnage, ed., After the War: Violence, Justice, Continuity and Renewal in Italian
Society, Troubador, Hull, 1-5, 1999.
“Hitler’s New Order., 1939-1945”, in Diplomacy and Statecraft, 7:1, pp. 29-53, 1996.

"Democracy's Cradle, Rocking the World."