Spyros Asdrahas; one of the most prominent Greek historians, has died at the age of 84.
Asdrahas was born in Argostoli, Kefalonia in 1933. He studied at the School of Philosophy in Athens, and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, in Paris.
He worked at the Neohellenic Research Center (1961-65); École Pratique (1974-84); the University of Paris (since 1982, where he became Associate Professor), and the National Research Foundation (since 1987).
Asdrahas also served as research director of the National Bank of Greece’s History Committee; was a member of the Board of Directors of the Research and Education Foundation of Emporiki Bank, and vice chairman of the Ionian University Steering Committee.
Among his works were Makriyannis Memoirs (1957); The economic structure of the Balkan countries, 15th-19th centuries (1979); The Greek Society and Economy, (1982); George Typaldos: History of the Ionian Academy (1982); Economy and Attitudes (1988), and Greek Economic History (2003).