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  • Bitter Lemons of Cyprusby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    Bitter Lemons of Cyprus is Lawrence Durrell's unique account of his time in Cyprus, during the 1950s Enosis movement for freedom of the island from British colonial rule. Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, it is a document at once personal, poetic and subtly political - a masterly combination of travelogue, memoir and treatise. 'He... more...

  • The Byzantine Achievement (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Byron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1929, this highly influential study offers a historical perspective on the Byzantine Empire, from the establishment of Constantinople by Emperor Constantine around 330 AD, through to the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. Byron?s work considers the empire in its entirety, assessing the highs... more...

  • Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquestsby Walter E. Kaegi

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century. more...

  • Classical Sparta (Routledge Revivals)by Anton Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This collection, first published in 1989, investigates aspects of the Spartan polity which have often been overlooked or underestimated. Viewed at least until the Renaissance as the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has in the last two centuries suffered a rapid decline in reputation among liberal-minded scholars, repelled by many of the repressive... more...

  • The Complete Archaeology of Greeceby John Bintliff

    Wiley 2012; US$ 87.95

    The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview... more...

  • Creteby Barry Unsworth

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 10.95

    Publishers Weekly "A vivid picture of the island." Associated Press "It is hard to think of anywhere on earth where so many firsts and mosts are crammed into a space so small," Barry Unsworth writes of the isle of Crete. Birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, the Greek alphabet, and the first Greek laws, as well as the home of 15 mountain ranges... more...

  • Cycladesby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    The Cyclades are the quintessential Greek isles, renowned for the beauty of their seascapes, their historical monuments and a unique way of life deeply rooted in the remote past of the Aegean. Over the course of more than 7,000 years the Cyclades have seen a succession of civilizations, the earliest of them perpetuated in legends such as that of Atlantis,... more...

  • Diary of a Disasterby Robin Higham

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    On October 28, 1940, the Italian army under Benito Mussolini invaded Greece. The British had insisted on guaranteeing Greek and Turkish neutrality, despite the fact that Greece was never more than a limited campaign in an unlimited war as far as they were concerned. The British, however, were never quite sure that Greece was not their last foothold... more...

  • Dinner with Persephoneby Patricia Storace

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written." --The New York Review of Books "I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint."  So begins Patricia Storace's astonishing memoir of her year in Greece. Mixing affection with detachment, rapture with... more...

  • The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 to 1768by Molly Greene

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Molly Greene provides a new interpretation of the Ottoman centuries, drawing extensively on recent Greek scholarship. Moving beyond old models of a cohesive and autonomous Greek community living behind communal walls, she demonstrates the variety of Greek experience under the sultans and asks what Ottoman subjecthood meant for Christians in general,... more...