In March 22, 2023, General State Archives of Magnesia (Volos) in collaboration with Thessaly University Press, Volos Bar Association, Thessalian Research Society and Educational Foundation of Editors Union for Thessaly, Sterea Greece and Euvoia co-organized the presentation of the book “Magnesia and Politics in fire, 1934-1967. Anatomy of the ballot box and Transformations”, pp. 730, edited by Thessaly University Press (2022).
The book is prefaced by late professor emeritus Ilias Nikolakopoulos. The cover has been designed by artist and professor Alexandros Psychoulis.
The author is Panos Skotiniotis. He is graduate of Law School of Athens University and lawyer. He has also been a Member of Greek Parliament, Prefect of Magnesia and Mayor of Volos.
The presenters for the book were Nikos Marantzidis, Historian PhD, Professor at the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki); Annita Prassa, Historian PhD, Director of General State Archives of Magnesia (Volos). The event was coordinated by Michel Zouboulakis, Professor at the University of Thessaly (Volos).
The author examines the political and electoral history of Magnesia from the end of the interwar period until the dictatorship of the colonels in 1967. The economic, social and demographic changes of Magnesia are also outlined. The book also has 411 tables, 12 diagrams and 103 photographs. It is an original study, which comes to fill a serious research and bibliographical gap.
The recordings of the event are now available: