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Ampelakia : to Likno tou Synetairismou

By Prokovas, Giannes

Athens: Kedros, 1982. A well illustrated survey of the historic community of Ambelakia in Thessaly close to the Vale of Tempe. It became prosperous in the 18th. Century by creatinga co-operative organizarion to export the cloth spun, woven and dyed in the area and which wae profitably exported across Europe. Because of this it is a treasure house of traditional architecture as illustrated in this book. 198p. Illus. [col].. 1st Greek Ed. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$125.00

He Israelitike Koinoteta Volou

By Phrezes, Raphael [Frizis, Rafail]

Volos (Greece): Ekdoseis Ores, 1994. Many records of the community were destroyed in 1943 during the Nazi occupation - so this is a valuable reconstrution of the history. 327p. Illus. index of names Bibliography. 1st Greek Edition. Softcover. As New.

$85.00

Fortresses and Castles of Greece

By Paradissis, Alexander [Paradeisis, Alexandros]

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1972. Descriptions of Fortifications and Castles on the Greek mainlandislands 231p. illus. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Illus. by Trans.Stephen A Paradissis.

$21.00

Municipality of Pteleos /Demos Pteleou

Thessaly: Municipality of Pteleos Small locally produced tourist pamphlet on a region in Eastern Thessaly. Text in Greek, English & German. Undated [c.1990?] 8 p. illus.map. First Thus. Very Good. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$5.00

Travels in Northern Greece

By Louis, Diana Farr

Athens: Athens News, 2006. "Greece, a land of evergreen forests,towering mountains, lakes and rivers.It doesn’t sound like the descriptions in most travel books. But when last did you venture into the country’s four northern regions : Macedonia, Thrace, Epirus and Thessaly? Clearly laid out and stunningly illustrated, this book will take you far from the tourist-filled beaches and open your eyes to an area of Greece that deserves to be visited by everyone at least once. Discover Byzantine churches and Turkish mosques; silk towns, fur towns and even a reborn town; the legendary Mt Olympos and the mystical Meteora; the crystal-clear rivers of the Zagorohoria and the jagged peaks beyond. To be used in picking out an individual location, dipped into from time to time, or simply indulged from cover to cover, this book is indispensable to anyone who wants to complete their picture of Greece.". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

Meteora : The Sacred Rocks and Their History

By Tzioras, George [ed]

Kalambaka : N.T.O.G., 1986. Well illustrated and informative guide to the Monasteries of Meteora in Thessaly. 104p. illus (col) glossary.Fold out map.. 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. Fine.

$15.00

Roumeli : Travels in Northern Greece.
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Roumeli : Travels in Northern Greece.

By Fermor,Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2003. "Seduced by the strangeness and beauty of the name, Patrick Leigh Fermor has taken the title formerly used to describe Northern Greece to cover his random wanderings through this exotic region". Trade Pbk. 248p.map.Index. . Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$18.00

Meteora : History of the Monasteries and Monasticism

By Provatakis, Theocharis M.

Athens: Michalis Toumbis , 1986. Well illustrated and informative guide to the Monasteries of Meteora in Thessaly. 111p. illus (col) diagrams. maps.bibliography. 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. Fine.

$15.00

The Marriage

By Xanthaki, Vassa Solomou

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2010. Vassa Solomou Xanthaki’s novella The Marriage is considered to be a small classic of Greek literature, a work that is distinguished by the immediacy and freshness of its language while retaining a deep sensibility to traditional life in rural Greece. First published in 1975, it has been reprinted in Greek numerous times.... In 1994 it was staged as a play with enormous success by the Thessalian Theatre Company .... ‘The subject of this book is simple: the wedding customs and songs of the village of Ambelakia in Thessaly as lived and experienced in one particular marriage, that of Lenaki and Nikolas. But after the weeklong wedding ceremonies are over the magical bridal veil of those days is slowly drawn back and, in unadorned contrast to those customs and celebrations, the realities of life begin to impose themselves. This fading away of enchantment together with the role played by the nuptial mystery in the subsequent course of the couple's lives was my ultimate theme. Within the restraints imposed by the bonds of marriage I wanted to search again for the mystical veins of tradition, especially in the figure of the woman of the countryside ....It is not accidental that a book such as this was written in the second half of the 20th century, when inconsistency and instability have tended to be the norm. . . . That is why I wanted to return to the sources, to the essential world of Hellenism, not in order to write yet another edifying description of the customs and manners of a people—a so-called return to the roots—but so as to engender a sense of awe at the power of those roots. I also wanted to describe the simple and primeval wisdom which is born of need and which with compelling exactness legislates the daily demands of that need. Lenaki herself was horrified by the weight of what had been inflicted on her by the past .... because of her innate nobility she was able to win through.’ This edition of The Marriage has an introduction to Ambelakia by Andonis Karkayiannis and includes the words of the Ambelakiote wedding songs in Greek. . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New from Publisher.

$20.00

The Marriage

By Xanthaki, Vassa Solomou

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2010. Vassa Solomou Xanthaki’s novella The Marriage is considered to be a small classic of Greek literature, a work that is distinguished by the immediacy and freshness of its language while retaining a deep sensibility to traditional life in rural Greece. First published in 1975, it has been reprinted in Greek numerous times.... In 1994 it was staged as a play with enormous success by the Thessalian Theatre Company .... ‘The subject of this book is simple: the wedding customs and songs of the village of Ambelakia in Thessaly as lived and experienced in one particular marriage, that of Lenaki and Nikolas. But after the weeklong wedding ceremonies are over the magical bridal veil of those days is slowly drawn back and, in unadorned contrast to those customs and celebrations, the realities of life begin to impose themselves. This fading away of enchantment together with the role played by the nuptial mystery in the subsequent course of the couple's lives was my ultimate theme. Within the restraints imposed by the bonds of marriage I wanted to search again for the mystical veins of tradition, especially in the figure of the woman of the countryside ....It is not accidental that a book such as this was written in the second half of the 20th century, when inconsistency and instability have tended to be the norm. . . . That is why I wanted to return to the sources, to the essential world of Hellenism, not in order to write yet another edifying description of the customs and manners of a people—a so-called return to the roots—but so as to engender a sense of awe at the power of those roots. I also wanted to describe the simple and primeval wisdom which is born of need and which with compelling exactness legislates the daily demands of that need. Lenaki herself was horrified by the weight of what had been inflicted on her by the past .... because of her innate nobility she was able to win through.’ This edition of The Marriage has an introduction to Ambelakia by Andonis Karkayiannis and includes the words of the Ambelakiote wedding songs in Greek. . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New from Publisher.

$20.00

Meteora Western Thessaly

By Papadopoulos, Stelios A.

Athens: M. Pechlivanidis & Co Unpaginated. illus ( B & W) maps on endpapers.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$10.00

Thessaloi : Poietes Kai Pezagraphoi

By Zemianites, G & Kyrkos, N

Larissa (Greece): Kelyphos, 1982. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Elevsis : Trimeni Politistiki Ekdose Logou,Technis kai Historias. # 7-8 (Spring-Summer 1995)

By Elevsis

Volos (Greece): Ekdoseis Homeros,, 1995. Literary magazine published in Volos with articles on many topics, but pariticularly relating to Thessaly. Pbk. 128p. illus. Condition : New. First Thus. Soft Cover. As New.

$20.00

Journey to the Gods

By Hillaby,John

Oxford: ISIS Large Print, 1991. Away from the tourist sites of Greece, a journey on foot through Attica,Boeotia and Thessaly to Mount Olympus. HC Laminated boards (Large Print ed.) 372p.. Large Type Edition. Laminated HC. Fine.

$22.50

Phroria kai Kastra tis Hellados (Tomos 1) Anatoli Sterea- Thessalia - Makedonia -Thraki (IN GREEK)

By Paradeisis,Alexandros

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1976. Descriptions of fortifications and Castles in Northern & N.Eastern Greek mainland. Pbk. Illus. Condition : Fair>Good. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$18.00

Meterora

By Stournaras,Nick

Athens: Stournaras Lovely photographs of the Monasteries of Meteora.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$7.00