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  • The Summer of My Greek Tavernaby Tom Stone

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel -- and stayed twenty-two years. On Patmos, the tiny island where St. John received the apocalyptic visions recorded in the Book of Revelations, he fell in love with Danielle, a beautiful French painter. His novel completed and sold, he decided to stay a little longer. Seven idyllic years later,... more...

  • The Ionian Islands and Epirusby Jim Potts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the... more...

  • Falling for Icarusby Rory MacLean

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Constraints of Desireby John J. Winkler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient... more...

  • Imagining Men: Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Cultureby Thomas Van Nortwick

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    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...

  • The Nomads of Mykonosby Pola Bousiou

    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...

  • Myth and Memory in the Mediterraneanby Dr Nicholas Doumanis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    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...

  • Population Exchange in Greek Macedoniaby Elisabeth Kontogiorgi

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 189.99

    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...

  • Fields of Wheat, Hills of Bloodby Anastasia N. Karakasidou

    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...

  • Monemvasiaby Haris A. Kalligas

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...