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Vasilika : A Village in Modern Greece

By Friedl, Ernestine

New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1965. Comprehensive account of life, traditions and customs in a farming village in Boeotia in the 1950's. 110p. plates.map.bibliography. . Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

He Barbitsa kai he Skoura tes Lakedaimonos : Historia kai Laographia

By Roumeliotes, Potes Georgiou [Rumeliotes]

Athens: P.G. Roumeliotes, 1983. Comprehensive survey of the people and customs of the communities of Ampelakion and Skoura in Lakonia, Peloponnese. [includes a glossary of the local dialect] 655p. illus [B & W] Heavy volume the text block is clean and complete, but the spine is detached. [WorldCat lists only 2 copies in the USA] . 1st Greek Edition. Hardcover. Good>Very Good.

$125.00

World Enough, and Time: The Travel Chronicles of Mrs J Theodore Bent. Volume 1, Greece and the Levantine Littoral
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World Enough, and Time: The Travel Chronicles of Mrs J Theodore Bent. Volume 1, Greece and the Levantine Littoral

By Bent, Mabel Virginia Anna & Brisch, Gerald

Oxford: Archaeopress, 2006. On August 2nd 1877, the English explorer and archaeologist James Theodore Bent married an extraordinary Irishwoman, Mabel Virginia Anna Hall-Dare ...and within a few months they had embarked on their pattern of annual travels that continued until his early death in 1897. Their trips began fairly close to home, visiting northern Italy, but by 1883 they were in the Eastern Mediterranean (in modern Greece and Turkey), searching out the antiquities, landscapes and lifestyles of a region that was to captivate them for the next fifteen years. Their researches led to a number of highly regarded monographs, papers and articles (such as Theodore’s 'The Cyclades, or Life Among the Insular Greeks', 1885, and the many publications of their various discoveries in locations such as ‘Rugged Cilicia’, the island of Thassos, and elsewhere) that were to place the couple securely amongst the foremost British travellers of the latter half of the 19th century. The publication, therefore, of Mabel Bent’s personal notebooks from the archive of the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, London, represents the discovery of a lost and notable milestone for scholars and travel enthusiasts of all kinds. This series of volumes begins with Mabel’s account of the couple’s adventures around the Aegean and beyond, extracted from her fifteen-year sequence of notebooks and presented chronologically. Specifically, we follow Mabel and Theodore to the Greek mainland and the islands known now as the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, as well as the northern Aegean islands; their journeys along the Turkish littoral lead them from bustling Istanbul to provincial Mersin in the far south-west.. First Thus. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$75.00

Watch your Manners in Greece

By Zampounis, Christos K

Athens: Fereniki, 2003. "The reader will discover how to throw flowers at the "bouzoukia"without blinding the singers, how to not outstay his/her welcome when staying as a guest at somebody's house or yacht, how to flirt without receiving a dirty look or a slap from a hot-blooded Greek, how to use his/her hands when eating at a taverna and many other fun and enlightening tips which we believe will help a visitor to adjust." [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Edition. Softcover. New Book from Greece. Illus. by translator: Christianna Lambrou.

$15.00

Hellenon Pascha

By Hellas Anothen

Athens: Miltos, 2014. Beautiful photographs of Easter celebrations across Greece.. 1st Greek Edition. Decorative Hardcover. New.

$22.50

It's All Greece to Me

By Ross, John F.L.

Athens: Athens News, 2004. " Greece is a country famed worldwide for its physical beauty, wealth of antiquities and other vestiges of its unsurpassed ancient civilisation. Yet despite over ten million annual visitors and an open and inviting culture, modern Greece is not an easy country for outsiders to understand or comprehend fully. Countless tourist guides extoll its resorts and archaeological tomes unravel its classical past, but there are few books that attempt to explore the many complexities of Greek life and lifestyles right here in the present. Until now, that is, "It's All Greece to Me: Impressions of Contemporary Greek Life", by longtime Athens News contributor John F.L. Ross, offers an accessible and dependable guide to the nooks and crannies of the modern Greek character, mentallity, customs and attitudes. It offers a sharp-eyed and challenging yet sympathetic look at the rapidly changing nature of contemporary Greece at the dawn of the new milleniium. Throughout, Ross writes with the clarity, gentle wit and perceptive insight that readers have come to expect from the author of the longrunning and popular Thursday column "On Second Thought." . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Surviving Greek Bureaucracy : A Cradle-to-Grave Guide to the State

By Tzilivakis, Kathy & Nellas, Demetris

Athens: Athens News, 2007. "Do I need a residence permit? How do I register a newborn? Who is eligible for military service? Can anyone marry in an Orthodox church? How should I draft a will? These are just some of hundreds of questions answered in Surviving Greek Bureaucracy, a guide to almost every aspect of your contact with the state, local government and the law. European Union citizens and non-Europeans residing in Greece will both find the answers they require. Drafted by Greece's most respected English-language publication, refined through years of news coverage and screened by lawyers, this book is designed to save you time, money and trouble.". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

Surviving Greek Bureaucracy : A Cradle-to-Grave Guide to the State

By Tzilivakis, Kathy & Nellas, Demetris

Athens: Athens News, 2007. "Do I need a residence permit? How do I register a newborn? Who is eligible for military service? Can anyone marry in an Orthodox church? How should I draft a will? These are just some of hundreds of questions answered in Surviving Greek Bureaucracy, a guide to almost every aspect of your contact with the state, local government and the law. European Union citizens and non-Europeans residing in Greece will both find the answers they require. Drafted by Greece's most respected English-language publication, refined through years of news coverage and screened by lawyers, this book is designed to save you time, money and trouble.". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

The Komboloi And Its History

By Evangelinos, Aris

Nauplion, Greece: Komboloi Museum, 2000. Fascinating account of the significance of Greek worry beads , published by the Komboloi Museum (Available in Greek and in English) 158p. illus . 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. New.

$30.00

Mediterranean Countrymen: Essays in the Social Anthropology of the Mediterranean

By Pitt-Rivers, Julian [ed]

Paris: Mouton & Co, 1963. A collection of essays by various scholars assembled after a conference held in 1959 at Burg Wartenstein. Among other articles it includes "The kindred in a Greek Mountain Community by J.K.Campbell; "Some aspects of dowry and inheritance in Boeotia " by Ernestine Friedl; "Inheritance and Dowry in classical Athens" by Harry L.Levy; "The domestic cycle and the distribution of power in Turkish Village" by Paul Stirling. 236p. Name of previous owner plus a page of notes in the same handwriting laid in. Some underlinings and notes in margins. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No.

$35.00

Culture Smart! Greece: A Quick Guide to Customs And Etiquette
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Culture Smart! Greece: A Quick Guide to Customs And Etiquette

By Buhayer, Constantine

United Kingdom: Kuperard Pub, 2006. Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. . Rev Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$15.00

Modern Greek Lessons : A Primer in Historical Constructivism
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Modern Greek Lessons : A Primer in Historical Constructivism

By Faubion, James D

New Jersey: Princeton U.P., 1993. Wide ranging observations on the ways in which Greek society copes with the changes of modern Western society. "Through a blend of lively detail and elegant narration, James Faubion immerses us in the cosmopolitan intellectual life of Athens, a centerless city of multiplicities and fragmentations, a city on the margins of Europe recovering from the repressive rule of a military junta. Drawing inspiration from Athens and its cultural elite, Faubion explores the meaning of modernity, finding it not in the singular character of Western civilization but instead in an increasingly diverse family of practices of reform." 307p. plates. bibliography.index.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

Dia Logous Times : Bia, Synaisthemata Kai Axies Sti Metemphylake Ellada

By Abdela, Efi [Avdela, Effie)

Athens: Ekdoseis Nephele , 2002. Life Through honor killings Violence, feelings and values in a post-civil war Greece " This book ia about "honor killings" in post-civil war Greek society in the decades 1950 and 1960. With sources in judicial records, newspapers and magazines, legal, sociological and anthropological texts of the era, the author analyzes how public opinion, journalists, judges and prosecutors, scientists faced the phenomenon of "honor killings" The apologies of the perpetrators "honor killings" and the testimony of witnesses, demonstrates the ethics, the legality of interpersonal violence and the hierarchy of the sexes in the Greek family of the time. The judicial management of crimes "by the name of honor" and the public debate about the role of jurors, administration of justice and crime illustrate the gradual questioning the value of the code invoked by the perpetrators. ...through the optics and methods of the new cultural history of the transformation in the prevailing social standards, the book demonstrates how Greek society changed ...so the interpersonal violence that characterized the post-civil war period gradually lost its symbolic legitimacy." 257p. bibliography [WorldCat lists only 5 copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. New Book from Greece.

$45.00

Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy, in a Greek Orthodox Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2009. Introduction " The subject of this book is the imaginative world of an Orthodox Christian village in Greece, and specifically the cosmological, religious and moral imagination associated with the characteristic forms of its life. . . . To become aware of the religious imagination in subsistence villages of this kind in Europe involves engaging with a living reality which is often only seen at a distance, through the prism of debates which remain very much alive in the religious history of the West. With a Greek village this is particularly the case: Greece has remained to many the mother of the western world, whether as the first source of free, rational thought or as the source of the Greek language in which the New Testament was first written. And for this reason western preoccupations with Greece have shaped perceptions of the Greek imagination in distinct ways. .. . .Another great part of Romiosýne is the Byzantine legacy of the Orthodox Christian faith, whose symbols and thought forms are embedded throughout the culture, and Greeks may resist the ethos of the modern European state not only from individualism or scepticism, but also from an Orthodox vision of society. ... I have ...tried to clarify how they relate to the Orthodox understanding of things, so as to provide as complete a picture as is possible in the space available of the Greek religious imagination as I found it within the varied aspects of one community. ". 1st Greek Edition. Hard Cover. New Book from Greece.

$75.00

Introduction - Catalogue

By Papantoniou, Ioanna

Nauplio: Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation/Peloponnesiakon Laographikon Hidryma , 1981. Illustrated guide to the folk arts and crafts on display at the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation / Peloponnesiakon Laographikon Hidryma. 86p. illus . 1st Greek Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy, in a Greek Orthodox Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2009. Introduction " The subject of this book is the imaginative world of an Orthodox Christian village in Greece, and specifically the cosmological, religious and moral imagination associated with the characteristic forms of its life. . . . To become aware of the religious imagination in subsistence villages of this kind in Europe involves engaging with a living reality which is often only seen at a distance, through the prism of debates which remain very much alive in the religious history of the West. With a Greek village this is particularly the case: Greece has remained to many the mother of the western world, whether as the first source of free, rational thought or as the source of the Greek language in which the New Testament was first written. And for this reason western preoccupations with Greece have shaped perceptions of the Greek imagination in distinct ways. .. . .Another great part of Romiosýne is the Byzantine legacy of the Orthodox Christian faith, whose symbols and thought forms are embedded throughout the culture, and Greeks may resist the ethos of the modern European state not only from individualism or scepticism, but also from an Orthodox vision of society. ... I have ...tried to clarify how they relate to the Orthodox understanding of things, so as to provide as complete a picture as is possible in the space available of the Greek religious imagination as I found it within the varied aspects of one community. ". 1st Greek Edition. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy, in a Greek Orthodox Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2009. Introduction " The subject of this book is the imaginative world of an Orthodox Christian village in Greece, and specifically the cosmological, religious and moral imagination associated with the characteristic forms of its life. . . . To become aware of the religious imagination in subsistence villages of this kind in Europe involves engaging with a living reality which is often only seen at a distance, through the prism of debates which remain very much alive in the religious history of the West. With a Greek village this is particularly the case: Greece has remained to many the mother of the western world, whether as the first source of free, rational thought or as the source of the Greek language in which the New Testament was first written. And for this reason western preoccupations with Greece have shaped perceptions of the Greek imagination in distinct ways. .. . .Another great part of Romiosýne is the Byzantine legacy of the Orthodox Christian faith, whose symbols and thought forms are embedded throughout the culture, and Greeks may resist the ethos of the modern European state not only from individualism or scepticism, but also from an Orthodox vision of society. ... I have ...tried to clarify how they relate to the Orthodox understanding of things, so as to provide as complete a picture as is possible in the space available of the Greek religious imagination as I found it within the varied aspects of one community. ". 1st Greek Edition. Hard Cover. New Book from Greece.

$75.00

Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy, in a Greek Orthodox Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2009. Introduction " The subject of this book is the imaginative world of an Orthodox Christian village in Greece, and specifically the cosmological, religious and moral imagination associated with the characteristic forms of its life. . . . To become aware of the religious imagination in subsistence villages of this kind in Europe involves engaging with a living reality which is often only seen at a distance, through the prism of debates which remain very much alive in the religious history of the West. With a Greek village this is particularly the case: Greece has remained to many the mother of the western world, whether as the first source of free, rational thought or as the source of the Greek language in which the New Testament was first written. And for this reason western preoccupations with Greece have shaped perceptions of the Greek imagination in distinct ways. .. . .Another great part of Romiosýne is the Byzantine legacy of the Orthodox Christian faith, whose symbols and thought forms are embedded throughout the culture, and Greeks may resist the ethos of the modern European state not only from individualism or scepticism, but also from an Orthodox vision of society. ... I have ...tried to clarify how they relate to the Orthodox understanding of things, so as to provide as complete a picture as is possible in the space available of the Greek religious imagination as I found it within the varied aspects of one community. ". 1st Greek Edition. Hard Cover. New Book from Greece.

$75.00

Watch your Manners in Greece

By Zampounis, Christos K

Athens: Fereniki, 2003. "The reader will discover how to throw flowers at the "bouzoukia"without blinding the singers, how to not outstay his/her welcome when staying as a guest at somebody's house or yacht, how to flirt without receiving a dirty look or a slap from a hot-blooded Greek, how to use his/her hands when eating at a taverna and many other fun and enlightening tips which we believe will help a visitor to adjust." . 1st Greek Edition. Softcover. New Book from Greece. Illus. by translator: Christianna Lambrou.

$15.00

Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy, in a Greek Orthodox Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2009. Introduction " The subject of this book is the imaginative world of an Orthodox Christian village in Greece, and specifically the cosmological, religious and moral imagination associated with the characteristic forms of its life. . . . To become aware of the religious imagination in subsistence villages of this kind in Europe involves engaging with a living reality which is often only seen at a distance, through the prism of debates which remain very much alive in the religious history of the West. With a Greek village this is particularly the case: Greece has remained to many the mother of the western world, whether as the first source of free, rational thought or as the source of the Greek language in which the New Testament was first written. And for this reason western preoccupations with Greece have shaped perceptions of the Greek imagination in distinct ways. .. . .Another great part of Romiosýne is the Byzantine legacy of the Orthodox Christian faith, whose symbols and thought forms are embedded throughout the culture, and Greeks may resist the ethos of the modern European state not only from individualism or scepticism, but also from an Orthodox vision of society. ... I have ...tried to clarify how they relate to the Orthodox understanding of things, so as to provide as complete a picture as is possible in the space available of the Greek religious imagination as I found it within the varied aspects of one community. ". 1st Greek Edition. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

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