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Xenoi taxidiotes sten Hellada Tomos B 1700-1800 Tomos B

By Simopoulos, Kyriakos

Athena: Stachy, 1984. Xenoi taxidiotes stin Ellada : demosios kai idiotikos vios, laikos politismos, ekklisia kai oikonomiki zoe apo ta periigitika chronika. Acounts of the travellers who visited Greece and the Levant drung this time. "Kyriakos Simopoulos' work is totally a very important and impressive publishing effort....the huge quantity of the primary material, which is included in his work and the detailed scientific processing of it by the author.. in the 2.849 pages of his book Foreign Travellers in Greece..A huge panorama of the greek life ...is included, from the Byzantine years until 1821 and the ... Greek Revolution.". This is VOLUME 2 ONLY of what was a monumental set originally issued 1972-1975. 839p. The textblock is clean and complete, pages untrimmed, but the sheer weight of this volume [1.5 kg / 3lb.5oz] has caused the block to start splitting along the weak paper spine.. 4th. Ed.. Orignal Wraps. Good - Very Good.

$30.00

Rare Adventures

By Lithgow, William

Athens: Anagnosis Press, 2008. Abridged from The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures and Painefull Perigrinations of Long Nineteen Years Travayles from Scotland to the most Kingdoms in Europe, Asia and Africa in 1632 " William Lithgow, a Scottish tailor, after having his ears cut off by the outraged brothers of a lady he had dishonoured, found it advisable to leave his home town of Lanark for a lifetime of foreign travel. In the Adriatic, his ship was attacked by corsairs. After an overland expedition from Patras to Athens and back, he sailed to Crete, and crossed the Aegean, visiting some of the islands of the Archipelago, before continuing on to Constantinople. In Crete, then under Venetian lordship, he was several times in danger of his life. Although very much inclined to self-pity, his adventurous curiosity, and his self-righteous and abrasive personality, coupled with the anarchy of the regions through which he travelled, led him into many rare and painful adventures which are happily not open to travellers in a later age; but which are immensely entertaining for the armchair traveller to read about.". Re-issue. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

Rare Adventures

By Lithgow, William

Athens: Anagnosis Press, 2008. Abridged from The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures and Painefull Perigrinations of Long Nineteen Years Travayles from Scotland to the most Kingdoms in Europe, Asia and Africa in 1632 " William Lithgow, a Scottish tailor, after having his ears cut off by the outraged brothers of a lady he had dishonoured, found it advisable to leave his home town of Lanark for a lifetime of foreign travel. In the Adriatic, his ship was attacked by corsairs. After an overland expedition from Patras to Athens and back, he sailed to Crete, and crossed the Aegean, visiting some of the islands of the Archipelago, before continuing on to Constantinople. In Crete, then under Venetian lordship, he was several times in danger of his life. Although very much inclined to self-pity, his adventurous curiosity, and his self-righteous and abrasive personality, coupled with the anarchy of the regions through which he travelled, led him into many rare and painful adventures which are happily not open to travellers in a later age; but which are immensely entertaining for the armchair traveller to read about.". Re-issue. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

Rare Adventures

By Lithgow, William

Athens: Anagnosis Press, 2008. Abridged from The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures and Painefull Perigrinations of Long Nineteen Years Travayles from Scotland to the most Kingdoms in Europe, Asia and Africa in 1632 " William Lithgow, a Scottish tailor, after having his ears cut off by the outraged brothers of a lady he had dishonoured, found it advisable to leave his home town of Lanark for a lifetime of foreign travel. In the Adriatic, his ship was attacked by corsairs. After an overland expedition from Patras to Athens and back, he sailed to Crete, and crossed the Aegean, visiting some of the islands of the Archipelago, before continuing on to Constantinople. In Crete, then under Venetian lordship, he was several times in danger of his life. Although very much inclined to self-pity, his adventurous curiosity, and his self-righteous and abrasive personality, coupled with the anarchy of the regions through which he travelled, led him into many rare and painful adventures which are happily not open to travellers in a later age; but which are immensely entertaining for the armchair traveller to read about.". Re-issue. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

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

Post-Byzantium: The Greek Renaissance: 15th to 18th Century Treasures from the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens.

By Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation;Vyzantino Mouseio (Athens, Greece)

Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2002. Catalog of an exhibition at he Onassis Cultural Center NY Novermber 2002 - February 8 2003. Includes " 54 works of art from the collection that represent the survival of Byzantine artistic tradition after the Fall of Constanipole in 1453 as well as the cultural achievements of Hellenism during the centuries when it was living and creating under foreign domination" Contributions by Demetrios D Triantaphyllopoulos, Dimitrios Kontantios & Eugenia Chalkias.220p. illus. bibliography . First Thus. French Wraps. New.

$35.00

Travels in Greece, or an Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society Of Dillettanti

By Chandler, Richard

Dublin: Mssrs Price, Whitestone, Sleater Etc.etc., 1776. Richard Chandler, 1738-1810, classical antiquary and traveller. " In 1764 Chandler was introduced to the society of Dilettanti by Robert Wood, the editor of the 'Ruins of Palmyra' and was commissioned by the society to undertake a tour of exploration at its expense in Asia Minor and Greece. This was the first independent mission of the society (which had been formed about 1733 by some gentlemen fond of classical travel and antiquities). Chandler was accompanied by Nicholas Revett, an architect who had already given proof of his abilities in connection with Stuart"s 'Ruins of Athens', and by a young painter of talent named Pars. Chandler himself was appointed treasurer for the little party, and had the command of the expedition. The instructions drawn up by the Dilettanti Society (17 May 1764) directed the travelers to make Smyrna their headquarters, and thence '...to make excursions to the several remains of antiquity in that neighborhood; to make exact plans and measurements, to make accurate drawings of the bas-reliefs and ornaments, ...copying all the inscriptions you shall meet with, and keeping minute diaries.' Chandler and his companions embarked at Gravesend on 9 June 1764, and spent about a year in Asia Minor. Among the places which they visited, and which Chandler in his "Travels" more or less fully describes, are: Tenedos, Alexandria Troas, Chios, Smyrna, Teos, Priene, Iasus (in Caria), Mylassa (Caria), Stratonicea, Laodiceia (ad Lycum), Hierapolis, Sardes, and Ephesus, where Chandler asks if a wonder of the world, the temple of Artemis, can really have 'vanished like a phantom, without leaving a trace behind'.The party left Smyrna for Athens on 20 Aug. 1765. At Athens Chandler expresses his regret that 'so much admirable sculpture as is still extant about (the Parthenon) should be all likely to perish as it were immaturely from ignorant contempt and brutal violence' .'We purchased two fine fragments of the frieze (of the Parthenon) which we found inserted over the doorways in the town, and were presented with a beautiful trunk which had fallen from the metopes, and lay neglected in the garden of a Turk'. Besides Athens, Chandler and his friends visited other parts of Greece Proper; they had originally intended to proceed from Zante to Ithaca, Cephallenia, and Corcyra (Corfu), but the plan was given up, partly on account of 'the infirm state of health under which we laboured' They embarked on 1 Sept. 1766 (new style), reaching England on 2 Nov. in that year. Col. Leake has devoted some criticism to Chandler's researches in Attica. The researches of Chandler and of his predecessor, Stuart, in connection with the topography of Athens 'have cleared up' (he says) 'much that had been left obscure and faulty by Spon and Wheler, and in some instances Chandler's superior learning enabled him to correct the mistaken impressions of Stuart, but others he has left uncorrected, and he has added many errors and negligences of his own, as well in the application of ancient evidence as in regard to the actual condition of the ruined buildings.' [Dictionary of National Biography]. This Dublin edition was published without maps. Nice clean copy, minor foxing, very tight in what seems a 19th C. binding, which has been neatly repaired with the spine replaced. Name and small label of previous owner on ffep. Binder label on last endpaper.319p. Maps are missing, else near fine.. First Thus. Quarter Leather . Very Good/No Jacket.

$3000.00

The Venetian Empire : A Sea Voyage

By Morris, Jan

London: Faber & Faber, 1980. "There never was an empire more beautifully sited, or more evocative in its relics now. Cyprus, Crete, the Cyclades, the Grecian coast, Corfu, the marvellous sea-cities of Yugoslavia - all these came under the domination of the winged lion ." Beaurtifully illustrated decription of the places in the Eastern Mediterranean that were once part of the Venetian Empire (including the Greek islands and Cyprus ) 192p, plates (some col) index maps on endpapers. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$30.00

The Balkans Since 1453

By Stavrianos, L.S. [Lefteri Stavrou]

New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1961. "Covering the whole area, including the Greek peninsula, the author begins with a brief review of ancient times, followed by a full discussion of the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. The student thus gains a clear understanding of the origins and evolution of Balkan political, social and economic institutions and the significant historical patterns of the region as a whole." 970p. plates. bibliography index. maps on endpapers. tight copy, but with underlinings and marginal notes.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$95.00

The Greek Phoenix

By Braddock, Joseph

London: Constable & Co., 1972. "..begins with the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and ends with the Greek War of Independence" 233p. illus. bibliography. index. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$27.50

The Greek Phoenix

By Braddock, Joseph

London: Constable & Co., 1972. "..begins with the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and ends with the Greek War of Independence" 233p. illus. bibliography. index. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$27.50

The Greek Phoenix

By Braddock, Joseph

London: Constable & Co., 1972. "..begins with the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and ends with the Greek War of Independence" 233p. illus. bibliography. index. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$27.50

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