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British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

About the Series

The study of modern Greek and Byzantine history, language and culture has formed an integral part of the work of the British School at Athens since its foundation. This series continues that pioneering tradition. It aims to explore a wide range of topics within a rich field of enquiry which continues to attract readers, writers, and researchers, whether their interest is primarily in contemporary Europe or in one or other of the many dimensions of the long Greek post-classical past.

For further information about the series please contact Michael Greenwood at [email protected]


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Victorians and Modern Greece Literary and Cultural Encounters

Victorians and Modern Greece: Literary and Cultural Encounters

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Edited By Efterpi Mitsi, Anna Despotopoulou
September 10, 2024

Victorians and Modern Greece examines the representation of nineteenth-century Greece in British magazines, fiction, poetry, and travel writing, revealing the popular reception of the modern nation in the Victorian period. Reflecting upon the tensions – ancient and modern, oriental and European, ...

The Macedonian Front, 1915-1918 Politics, Society and Culture in Time of War

The Macedonian Front, 1915-1918: Politics, Society and Culture in Time of War

1st Edition

Edited By Basil Gounaris, Michael Llewellyn-Smith, Ioannis Stefanidis
January 29, 2024

The ‘Macedonian question’ has been much studied in recent years as has the political history of the period from the Balkan Wars in 1912-13 to the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. But for a variety of reasons, connected with the political division of Greece and the involvement of outside powers, the ...

Byzantium and British Heritage Byzantine influences on the Arts and Crafts Movement

Byzantium and British Heritage: Byzantine influences on the Arts and Crafts Movement

1st Edition

Edited By Amalia G. Kakissis
July 12, 2023

Byzantium was a very influential part of the development of the Arts and Crafts Movement (1880–1910) in Britain, and although the influence of the Gothic Revival (1830–80) is well known, that of the Byzantine Revival (1840–1910) is not. This volume is about the people and the movements that ...

Insular Destinies Perspectives on the history and politics of modern Cyprus

Insular Destinies: Perspectives on the history and politics of modern Cyprus

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By Paschalis Kitromilides
June 30, 2021

In this collection, an eminent authority on the history of political thought and on the intellectual history of modern Hellenism employs his twin academic specializations in political science and in intellectual history to understand the intricacies of the historical experience of his native island...

The Culture of Ships and Maritime Narratives

The Culture of Ships and Maritime Narratives

1st Edition

Edited By Chryssanthi Papadopoulou
September 30, 2020

The ship transcends the descriptive categories of place, vehicle and artefact; it is a cosmos, which requires its own cosmology. This is the subject matter of this volume, which falls within the broader, flourishing sub-field of maritime anthropology. Specifically, the volume first investigates the...



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Edited By Katherine Harloe, Nicoletta Momigliano, Alexandre Farnoux
August 14, 2020

Hellenomania, the second volume in the MANIA series, presents a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary exploration of the modern reception of ancient Greek material culture in cultural practices ranging from literature to architecture, stage and costume design, painting, sculpture, cinema, and the ...

The British Council and Anglo-Greek Literary Interactions, 1945-1955

The British Council and Anglo-Greek Literary Interactions, 1945-1955

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Edited By Peter Mackridge, David Ricks
June 30, 2020

In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, and with British political influence over Greece soon to be ceded to the United States, there was a considerable degree of cultural interaction between Greek and British literati. Sponsored or assisted by the British Council, this interaction...

Balkan Heritages Negotiating History and Culture

Balkan Heritages: Negotiating History and Culture

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Edited By Maria Couroucli, Tchavdar Marinov
December 12, 2019

This volume deals with the relation between heritage, history and politics in the Balkans. Contributions examine diverse ways in which material and immaterial heritage has been articulated, negotiated and manipulated since the nineteenth century. The major question addressed here is how modern ...

Cretomania Modern Desires for the Minoan Past

Cretomania: Modern Desires for the Minoan Past

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Edited By Nicoletta Momigliano, Alexandre Farnoux
December 12, 2019

Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public. This is shown, among other things, by its appearance and uses in a variety of ...

The Greeks and the British in the Levant, 1800-1960s Between Empires and Nations

The Greeks and the British in the Levant, 1800-1960s: Between Empires and Nations

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Edited By Anastasia Yiangou, George Kazamias, Robert Holland
December 12, 2019

This book explores the concept of ‘the Levant’ as a component of the regional and international system during the age of imperialism. At its heart is a focus on the experience of Greek-speaking societies and, above all, the independent state of Greece that came into existence in 1830. A key ...

Archaeology Behind the Battle Lines The Macedonian Campaign (1915-19) and its Legacy

Archaeology Behind the Battle Lines: The Macedonian Campaign (1915-19) and its Legacy

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Shapland, Evangelia Stefani
September 21, 2017

This volume focuses on a formative period in the history and archaeology of northern Greece. The decade following 1912, when Thessaloniki became part of Greece, was a period marked by an extraordinary internationalism as a result of the population movements caused by the shifting of national ...

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