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  • The Nomads of Mykonosby Pola Bousiou

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d'élection , 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 turn... more...

  • In The Dolphin's Wakeby Harry Bucknall; Tony Hannaford

    Bene Factum Publishing 2011; US$ 10.49

    Harry Bucknall's journey through the Greek Islands from West to East. His writing is amusing and erudite - a rich mixture covering Greek history, mythology, folklore, culture, everyday life and the often comedic situations in which he found himself. more...

  • Intimate Lives of the Ancient Greeksby Stephanie Budin

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This work explores various aspects of ancient Greek personal and emotional lives, beginning with their understandings of their own bodies, individual and personal relationships, and ending with their feelings about religion and the afterlife. It covers ancient Greek culture from the early Archaic period in the 8th century BCE through the Late Classical... more...

  • Ioannis Caminiatae de expugnatione Thessalonicaeby Gertrud Böhlig

    De Gruyter 1973; US$ 123.50

    Ioannis Caminiatae de Expugnatione Thessalonicae. more...

  • A Rope of Vinesby Brenda Chamberlain

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Last Ottomansby Professor Kevin Featherstone; Dr Dimitris Papadimitriou; Dr Argyris Mamarelis; Dr Georgios Niarchos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Meaning and Identity in a Greek Landscapeby Hamish Forbes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    An interdisciplinary study exploring how Greek villagers understood and reacted to their landscapes. more...

  • Athensby John Gill

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 11.49

    Athens is an historical anomaly. Excavations date its first settlement to over seven thousand years ago, yet it only became the capital of Greece in 1834. During the intervening centuries it was occupied by almost every mobile culture in Europe: from its earliest likely settlers, tribes from what is now Albania, to Nazi forces during the second World... 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...