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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2014. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III ' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey. . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. As New. Illus. by Edited Colin Thubron & Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
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From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo, 1997. In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews," 483p. plates (some col) maps on endpapers. bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Iera Moni Philotheou [IN GREEK]

By Iera Moni Philotheou

Agion Oros / Mount Athos : Ekdoseis Ieras Mones Philotheou, 1990. Illustrated guide to the Philotheou Monastery on Mount Athos.. 87p. illus (col). 1st Greek Edition. Soft Cover. As New.

$25.00

Oi Ieres Sketes Tou Agios Orous

By Varvounis, Manolis G [Barbounis, M. G]

Athens: Ekdoeseis Chelandion , 2007. The sacred cloisters of Mount Athos. 120p. illus [WorldCat lists only copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Edition. Laminated HC. New Book from Greece/No Jacket. Illus. by Photographer Giorgos K. Mytilenos.

$40.00

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2014. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III ' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey. . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. New. Illus. by Edited Colin Thubron & Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

Syzeteseis Ston Athona

By Vatopaidinou. Ioseph

Athos: Iera Megiste Moni Vatopaidiou, 2005. " The author of this book - Elder Joseph of Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi, [is] revered throughout the Holy Mountain, and far beyond ..." 273p. index. French Wraps. New.

$25.00

The Station : Athos - Treasures and Men

By Byron,Robert

New York: A.A. Knopf, 1949. Introduction by Christopher Sykes. 263p. plates index. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$75.00

Agion Oros :Historikon Levkoma / Historiches Album Des Heiligen Berges Athos [IN GREEK AND GERMAN]

By Meliotou, Stephanou & Markopoulou, Georgiou Th.

Mount Athos: Ekdose Archimantritou Stephanou Meliotou A vintage illustrated book about Mount Athos. No place of publication or date given. Title page has "Ekdose Archimantritou Stephanou Meliotou..." 80 numbered pages + 24 more pages of plates. Clean neat text, but paper wraps slightly scuffed. French Wraps. Good.

$35.00

Why Angels Fall: a Journey Through Orthodox Europe From Byzantium to Kosovo
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Why Angels Fall: a Journey Through Orthodox Europe From Byzantium to Kosovo

By Clark, Victoria

New York: St Martins Press, 2000. Victoria Clark travelled across most of Eastern Europe to write Why Angels Fall. Having worked as a journalist in Romania, the former Yugoslavia and Russia for six years, she was fascinated by the Eastern Orthodox churches and keen to unravel their history and beliefs. To do so she journeyed from Mount Athos, to Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Russia, Cyprus and finally Istanbul, interviewing clergy and other believers. We're treated to a series of vivid cameos, a few of whose subjects glow almost visibly with holiness, a few terrify and many show qualities rare and needed in the West. As Clark puts it, after the ancient split between eastern and western Christianity, "each side lost something it could not happily do without ... at the risk of over-simplifying for the sake of clarity, western Christendom can be said to have lost its heart, eastern Christendom its mind." Her keenness to explain Orthodoxy to westerners stems from a fear that the continent is in the process of fracturing along a thousand-year-old fault line, between the Catholic and Protestant west and the Orthodox east. The book combines high quality, highly readable travel writing with a powerful mix of politics and religion. Perhaps, most of all, it demonstrates the power of history, and of different peoples' conflicting versions of history.. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$21.00

A Photographic Itinerary on Mount Athos 1969-2001 [IN GREEK and English]

By Balafas, Kostas

Athens: Benaki Museum, 2008. Original title: Fotografikó Odoiporikó Sto Ágion Óros 1969-2001. 273p. ; 28x23cm. . 2nd Ed. New Book from Greece. Illus. by Trans . Geoffrey Cox.

$100.00

Index of the Monumental Paintings of the Holy Mountain 10th-17th Centuries

By Agioritiki Estia

Athens: Academy of Athens, 2010. Multi-year survey by the Mount Athos Center. 461p. illus. 1st Greek Edition. Hard Cover. New Book from Greece.

$105.00

From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
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From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo, 1997. In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews," 483p. plates (some col) maps on endpapers. bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Mount Athos

By Norwich, John Julian & Sitwell, Reresby

New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Large format illustrated book about the Monasteris of Mount Athos. 191p. illus. bibliography.index. maps on endpapers . 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photographs A.Costa .

$50.00

Greece the Beloved

By Witt, Rex E.

Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies, 1965. Institute for Balkan Studies Publication # 81. A personal narrative of travel and experiences in Greece, particularly in Northern Greece, Macedonia and Mt. Athos. 226p. + plates , index. Clean neat copy, but the dj is slightly scuffed (now protected in a plastic sleeve). 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$35.00

Vol.164 # 6 December 1983

By National Geographic

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1983. Articles on Byzantine Empire, "Rome of the East" "Gifts of Golden Byzantium" "Mount Athos" "Village from the Past" (pp 709-777) . Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

Journey to the East.

By Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret ] & Zaknik, Ivan (ed)

Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1991. "This is the legendary travel diary that the 24-year-old Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) kept during his first journey [1911] through central and eastern Europe. In a flood of highly personal impressions and visual notations, it records his first contact with the vernacular architecture that would preoccupy him for the rest of his life and with the monuments he most admired, the mosque complexes, the Acropolis, and the Parthenon. " [Ivan Zaknic, the editor and translator, is Associate Professor of Architecture at Lehigh University.] 270p. illus ( B & W) Pages clean and unmarkeDZs, corners bumped . Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Trans : Ivan Zaknic and Nicole Pertuiset.

$45.00

Cities and Men - An autobiography. Volume One : The First Thirty Years 1884-1914

By Luke, Harry

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. Charming and literate biography of Sir Harry Luke, diplomat and author, includes his early experiences in Cyprus (pp 140-146, 209-230) His visits to Greece (pp123-126) , Mount Athos (pp 123-133) Ottoman Salonika (pp126-128) and many other fascinating places. 252p. plates index. 1st UK Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

Byzantine Empire : Rome of the East (IN) National Geographic (Vol.164# 6) December 1983 Pp.709-766

By Severy,Merle & Stanfield,James L (National Geographic)

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1983. Issue of National Geographic containing an illustrated articles on Byzantium. Mt. Athos & Greek Orthodoxy. Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

From a Year in Greece

By Will, Frederic

University of Texas Press, 1967. "Mr Will recounts his odyssey : from Austria through Yugoslavia, across the northern Greek border, from Salonika to Athens & the Aegean Sea, to the site of remnants of Old Greece in Smyrna, Pergamun, & Ephesus, and finally to the monasteries on Mount Athos." Nicely illustrated with drawings by John Guerin. (shadow of price sticker inside front borads - else near fine). 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear. Illus. by Illustrated by John Guerin.

$17.50

Mainland Greece

By Liddell,Robert

London: Longmans, 1965. Interesting account of the central mainland of Greece : Boeotia, Roumeli (Phthiotis, Locris, Eurytania,Parnassus,Aetolia,Acarnania) Epirus, The Metora in Thessaly and Mount Athos. HC. 225p. plates (B & W) index. 1st UK Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good.

$30.00

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