Mark Mazower

Mark A. Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of History

503 Fayerweather Hall
Phone: (212) 854-4576



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

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.


  • Dido Sotiriou Award of the Hellenic Authors Society, 2012
  • Society of Columbia Graduates Great Teacher Award - 2011
  • 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


Governing the World: The History of an Idea

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

Scholarly Articles

"No Exit?: Greece's Ongoing Crisis," Nation, April 1, 2013

"Italy Exposes Wider Crisis of Democracy," FT, February 28, 2013

"Democracy Itself is at Stake in Southern Europe," FT, October 3, 2012

"Comment", [Forum on Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands], Contemporary European History, March-April 2012

"Reconstruction: the Historiographical Issues," 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's The Mask of Dimitrios, Penguin Classics, 2009

"Foucault, Agamben and the Nazis." Boundary2, 35:1. 2008

"An International Civilisation: Empire, Internationalism and the Crisis of the mid-20th Century." International Affairs, 82:3, pp. 553-566, 2006.

"The Strange Triumph of Human Rights, 1933-1950." Historical Journal, 47:2, pp. 379-39, 2004.

"Minorities and the League of Nations in Interwar Europe." Daedalus , 126:2 [Human Diversity], pp. 47-65, 2002.

"Violence and the State in the Twentieth Century." American Historical Review , pp. 1147-1167, 2002.

"The Cold War and the Appropriation of Memory: Greece after Liberation." I.Deak and J.Gross, eds., Political Justice and Retribution in Postwar Europe, Princeton UP, 2002.

"Introduction" to If Not Now, When, by Primo Levi, Penguin, 2000.

"Structures of authority in the Greek resistance, 1941-1944." T.Kirk and A.McElligott, eds., Opposing Fascism: Community, Authority and Resistance in Europe, Cambridge UP, pp.120-133, 1999.

"Introduction" 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." Diplomacy and Statecraft, 7:1, pp. 29-53, 1996.


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