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Arcadia : A Cultural History Book

By Papatheodorou, George

Toronto: George Papatheodorou/Deca Printing, 1995. The author was Involved in the Pan-Arcadian Federation in Toronto for many years and this book describes in English not only the ancient history of Arcadia, but also details the modern history of the region and of the people. A wealth of information not otherwise available in English, such as vintage and family photographs, copies of documents, lists of names of local heroes of the War of Independence and of those killed by the Nazis during WW II. 428p. plus appendices [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. 1st.Can Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$75.00

The Rediscovery of Greece : Travellers and Painters of the Romantic Era

By Tsigakou, Fani-Maria

London: Thames & Hudson, 1981. Introduction By Sir Steven Runciman "This is the first book to recreate the reality and myth of Greece as perceived by artists, architects, archaeologists and writers who made their way to Greece, exploring and recording the temples and ancient sites, the landscape and Donor inscription on ffep, else fine . First Thus. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$50.00

Arcadia : A Cultural History Book

By Papatheodorou, George

Toronto: George Papatheodorou/Deca Printing, 1995. The author was Involved in the Pan-Arcadian Federation in Toronto for many years and this book describes in English not only the ancient history of Arcadia, but also details the modern history of the region and of the people. A wealth of information not otherwise available in English, such as vintage and family photographs, copies of documents, lists of names of local heroes of the War of Independence and of those killed by the Nazis during WW II. 428p. plus appendices [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. 1st.Can Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$75.00

Byron's Letters and Journals, Volume 11 'For freedom's battle', 1823-1824
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Byron's Letters and Journals, Volume 11 'For freedom's battle', 1823-1824

By Byron,George Gordon Noel (Lord Byron)

Cambridge: Belknap Press/Harvard U.P., 1981. The final volume of the collected letters and journals masterfully edited by Leslie Marchand. Includes the last letters he wrote before his death at Missolonghi. "Also included are over fifty letters (1807-1820) that have come to light since Leslie Marchand began this project ten years ago" 243p. bibliography index.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$40.00

The Greek War of Independence 1821-1833.

By Brewer, David

New York: Overlook Press, 2001. "For the Greeks, the fight for independence from the Ottoman Empire was a cruel business, and its consequences far-reaching. Today's Greece is much more the child of that struggle than it is of the Classical period we know so much better. Because of Ottoman oppression and its brutal end, hostility to Turkey still smoulders, as does suspicion that foreign powers manipulate Greece for their own ends. For much of the war the Greek cause looked hopeless. The rebels could call only on lightly armed merchant ships and a long tradition of brigandage, which seemed no match for a formidable empire. Foreign philhellenes joined the Greek cause but foreign governments cared less for the Greeks than for the stability of Europe, hard-won by Napoleon's defeat. Nevertheless the Greeks won victories at sea, largely due to their use of terrifying fireships, and on land under the leadership of the charismatic Kolokotroms. Civil war then broke out among the Greeks, and for a time Kolokotroms swapped his tent for a prison cell. But support for Greece was growing, as all Europe was moved by Turkish massacres, by the death of Byron, most famous philhellene of all, and by the bloody invasion of the Peloponnese by Ottoman troops brought in by sea from Egypt. The governments of Europe now demanded an end to the fighting, and an allied fleet under Admiral Codrington sailed to meet the Ottoman navy at Navarino Bay. Nervous fingers fired inevitable shots, sixty Turkish ships were sent to the sea bed, and Greek freedom was finally assured. This is a powerful, fearsome and inspiring story, and David Brewer's book covers it fully for the first time in over a century, dealing evenhandedly with the courage, cunning and barbarism of Greeks and Turks alike." 393p. illus maps.bibliography.index (name on ffep, else fine ). 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$75.00

The Balkan Wars : Myth, Reality, and the Eternal Conflict

By Gerolymatos, Andre

Toronto: Stoddart., 2001. 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

Letter to the Tzar Nicholas II

By Capodistrias, John [Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias]

London / Athens: Doric Publications, 1977. Sent by Capodistrias to the Tsar in 1826, along with his letter of resignation as Foreign Minister, the memorandum was a "Review of my political career from 1798-1822" and his analysis of the political situation with regard to the Ottoman Empire , his encounters with the Philiki Etairia and the situation of the Greeks. In 1828 he became the first Governor of liberated Greece. First published in French at St Petersburg in 1868. This edition with a preface by Constantine Tsatsos . 137p. index. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Dorothy Trollope.

$25.00

The Philhellenes

By Woodhouse, C.M.

London / Athens: Doric Publications, 1977. "The efforts of the British philhellenes in the Greek War of Independence have never been forgotten by the Greeks. The British themselves, however, have been slow to honour their fellow-countrymen who fought for the first of the new nation states to achieve independence in the nineteenth century. In this account of the movement at home and in the field, Mr. Woodhouse shows that it did not consist merely of Byron plus an entourage of eccentrics, ruffian, and romantics, though there were plenty of all three. They were part of an international movement of protest in which nationalism, religion, radicalism and commercial greed all played a part, as well as sentiment and pure heroism. This is an attempt to widen the context." 264p. bibliography. index. Reissue. Softcover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Autobiographia [IN GREEK]

By Moutzan-Martinengou, Elisavet

Athens: Ekdoseis Okeanida , 1999. Edited by Vangelis Athanasopoulos..Elizabeth Moutzan - Martinegou (1801-1832) was the first woman novelist in modern Greece but never saw her work published in her lifetime. The "Autobiography" is of a young woman of the bourgeoisie in the Ionian Islands [Zakynthos] not able to take part in the intellectual life of the town but forced to live in seclusion in her father's house What is remarkable is that she taught herself to write in Greek, Italian and French at a time when girls were not given any education except in domestic skills. 197p. glossary . Reissue. Hard Cover. New/New.

$30.00

My Story

By Moutzan-Martinengou, Elisavet

Baltimore: University of Georgia Press, 1989. Translation of the autobiography of Elizabeth Moutzan - Martinegou (1801-1832) who was the first woman novelist in modern Greece, but who never saw her work published in her lifetime. The "Autobiography" is of a young woman of the bourgeoisie in the Ionian Islands [Zakynthos] not able to take part in the intellectual life of the town but forced to live in seclusion in her father's house What is remarkable is that she taught herself to write in Greek, Italian and French at a time when girls were not given any education except in domestic skills.of a young girl in Zakynthos (1800-1830) - remarkablein that she taught herself to write in Greek, Italian and French at a time when girls were not given any education except for training in domestic skills.. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Trans. Helen Dendrinou Kolias.

$20.00

Agia Lavra Kalavryta : Historia kai Mythos.

By Anapliotis, Giannes

Kalamata: Ekdoseis Syllogou Pros Diadosin Ton grammaton , 1969. 160p. Bibliography. Handwritten notes at end of book. Text tight and neat, with a few library marks. Paper wraps are stained, with tape covering spine. [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Ex-Library.

$40.00

Modern Greece, a Chronicle and a Survey 1800-1931

By Mavrogordato, John

London: Macmillan Nice copy. 242p.(+ 4) frontis.bibliography.index. maps on endpapers. A few light pencil underlinings etc. (From the library of W.B.Wallace - University of Toronto) . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$95.00

British Intelligence of Events in Greece 1824-1827 : a Documentary Collection

By Dakin, Douglas

Athens: Deltion Tis Historikes Kai Ethnologikes Etaireias Tis Ellados, 1959. Extracted from the Deltion .....(Bulletin of the Historical and Ethnological Association of Greece) Vol xiii (1959) In French wraps - starting to show sunning around edges, pages uncut and untrimmed.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$145.00

Narrative of a Second Visit to Greece,including Facts Connected with the Last Days of Lord Byron, Extracts from Official Documents &c.

By Blaquiere,Edward

London: Geo. B.Whitaker, 1825. Original documments regarding progress up to 1824 in the Greek War of Independence, together with eyewitness description of Byron's death at Missolonghi, 175p. frontispiece. facsimile letter inserted. Clean, tight, nicely rebound copy in half cloth with marbled boards. (Slight foxing to preliminaries, to frontispiece and to pp i-ix) A few lightly pencilled notes about Blaquiere on sfep, by a previous owner ) Else near fine [Blackmer 150]. First Edition. Rebound Copy. Near Fine/No Jacket. Hard Cover.

$2500.00

French Odysseys : Greece in French Travel Literature from the Renaissance to the Romantic Era

By Augustinos,Olga

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1994. In "French Odysseys", Olga Augustinos offers a comprehensive treatment of French travel literature about Greece - from the mid-16th-century arrival of the first French travellers to the outbreak of the Greek Revolution in 1821. The result not only provides a composite portrait of Greece over two and a half centuries but also offers a revealing look at the evolving values and perceptual framework of the travellers themselves. Augustinos begins by exploring the dramatic differences between French travel writing of the early modern era and previous accounts of medieval religious pilgrimages. In place of otherworldly invocations of the grace of divine providence came emphasis on visual perception and precise observation as a means of understanding the physical universe. After 1750, in keeping with developments in European literature, travelogues became infused with sentimental musings, picturesque portrayals of natural sites and monuments, and lyrical effusions that injected a personal, subjective note into what had previously been factual narratives. Yet European travel literature on Greece, Augustinos explains, also has a unique dimension.The legacy of the classical past - real or imagined - made the country seem closer to the West, while its state of subjugation placed it in the penumbra between East and West. Confronted with the discrepancy between classical ideal and contemporary reality, travellers increasingly attempted to impose their preconceptions of what "Greece" ought to be, a process that culminated in the emergence of philhellenism in the late-18th century. 345 p.plates bibliography.index. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

Beyond the Grand Tour: The Levant Lunatics

By Tregaskis, Hugh

London: Ascent Books, 1979. ""Here are the splendours and hardships awaiting travellers in Greece from the end of the eighteenth century to the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence." An intriguing array of visitors who vsiited ottoman Greece : Fauvel, Lady Craven, John Sibthorp, John Hawkins, John Morritt, John Tweddell, Lord Elgin, Edward Clarke, Edward Dodwell, Byron, John Cam Hobhouse, Charles Cockerell, Henry Whittington, Louis Dupre. Vicomte de Marcellus. John Fuller, and others. 194p. illus.bibliography.index Exceptionally crisp copy . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Beyond the Grand Tour: The Levant Lunatics

By Tregaskis, Hugh

London: Ascent Books, 1979. ""Here are the splendours and hardships awaiting travellers in Greece from the end of the eighteenth century to the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence." An intriguing array of visitors who vsiited O ttoman Greece : Fauvel, Lady Craven, John Sibthorp, John Hawkins, John Morritt, John Tweddell, Lord Elgin, Edward Clarke, Edward Dodwell, Byron, John Cam Hobhouse, Charles Cockerell, Henry Whittington, Louis Dupre. Vicomte de Marcellus. John Fuller, and others.Usual marks of library ownership. 194p. illus. bibliography.index . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

$15.00

The Dance of Zalongo : Live Free or Die / Eleftheria 'He Thanatos

By Papoutsy, Christos

Create Space, 2012. "...an in-depth account of the heroic deaths of the women of Zalongo. Encircled by the Muslim enemy, they chose to dance off the cliffs. The women, entrapped, turned towards the steep cliff. It was December 16, 1803 when the dance began. As the enemy charged against them, the women, one by one. threw their children from the cliff before jumping after them themselves... to choose death over enslavement This pivotal moment in European history became a rallying cry for independence and the often-repeated slogan "Freedom or Death!" ... a critical time of Greek history which has been memorialized by some of Europe's greatest artists. 1st US Edition. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$17.50

Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775-1860

By David Cordingly

London: Bloomsbury Books, 2008. Patrick O' Brian, C.S. Forester and Captain Marryat all based their literary heroes on Thomas Cochrane, but Cochrane's exploits were far more daring and exciting than those of his fictional counterparts. He was a man of action, whose bold and impulsive nature meant he was often his own worst enemy. Writing with gripping narrative skill and drawing on his own travels and original research, Cordingly tells the rip-roaring story of a flawed Romantic hero who helped define his age. Includes his exploits in Greece during the War of Independence [Chapter 11 pp 331]. Softcover. Fine.

$10.00

The Dance of Zalongo : Live Free or Die / Eleftheria 'He Thanatos

By Papoutsy, Christos

Create Space, 2012. "...an in-depth account of the heroic deaths of the women of Zalongo. Encircled by the Muslim enemy, they chose to dance off the cliffs. The women, entrapped, turned towards the steep cliff. It was December 16, 1803 when the dance began. As the enemy charged against them, the women, one by one. threw their children from the cliff before jumping after them themselves... to choose death over enslavement This pivotal moment in European history became a rallying cry for independence and the often-repeated slogan "Freedom or Death!" ... a critical time of Greek history which has been memorialized by some of Europe's greatest artists. 1st US Edition. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$17.50

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