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- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 19.00
On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and a single obsession had risen from his grief: the notion to build a feather-light flying machine. And so, on the island where Daedalus and Icarus had made mankind's maiden flight, MacLean journeyed back to beginnings, back... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 45.00
Exploring models for masculinity as they appear in major works of Greek literature, this book combines literary, historical, and psychological insights to examine how the ancient Greeks understood the meaning of a man's life. The thoughts and actions of Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and other enduring characters from Greek literature reflect the imperatives... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 28.50
This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d'election , a 'gang' of romantic adventurers who have been visiting the island of Mykonos for the last thirty-five years and have formed a community of dispersed friends. Their constant return to and insistence on working, acting and creating in a tourist space, offers them an extreme identity, which in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 168.00
This book examines the relationship between coloniser and colonised among the Italian-held Dodecanese Islands between 1912 and 1943, and is based on an oral history project conducted between 1990 and 1995. Italian power is described as having been negotiated, resisted and modified by locals, who admired many aspects of Italian rule without according... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 149.99
Following the defeat of the Greek Army in 1922 by nationalist Turkish forces, the Convention of Lausanne in 1923 specified the first compulsory exchange of populations ratified by an international organization. The arrival in Greece of over 1.2 million refugees and their settlement proved to be a watershed with far-reaching consequences for the country.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Deftly combining archival sources with evocative life histories, Anastasia Karakasidou brings welcome clarity to the contentious debate over ethnic identities and nationalist ideologies in Greek Macedonia. Her vivid and detailed account demonstrates that contrary to official rhetoric, the current people of Greek Macedonia ultimately derive from profoundly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
This lavishly illustrated book stands out in its field as the only book currently available on the best-preserved Byzantine city in the Peloponnese ? Monemvasia. Haris A. Kalligas, a world authority on Monemvasia?s history and architecture, here explores the city?s foundation, its status as a powerful maritime centre of Byzantium, and its gradual... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 120.00
A new study of the international and local politics surrounding the Muslim minority of Western Thrace (Greece) in the 1940s, based on previously unseen archival material. Addresses the minority's complex identity, its relations with other communities in the area, the international diplomacy of WWII and strategic considerations of the Cold War. more...
- Parthian Books 2014; US$ 4.36
A Rope of Vines, Journal from a Greek Island is a beautiful and personal account of the time spent by Brenda Chamberlain on the Greek Island of Ydra in the early 1960's. Sea and harbour, mountain and monastery, her neighbours and friends are unforgettably pictured; these were the reality outside herself while within there was a conflict of emotion... more...