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Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition

Edited By

Graham Speake

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ISBN 9781579581411
Published November 1, 2000 by Routledge
1500 Pages

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Book Description

Hellenism is the living culture of the Greek-speaking peoples and has a continuing history of more than 3,500 years. The Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition contains approximately 900 entries devoted to people, places, periods, events, and themes, examining every aspect of that culture from the Bronze Age to the present day. The focus throughout is on the Greeks themselves, and the continuities within their own cultural tradition. Language and religion are perhaps the most obvious vehicles of continuity; but there have been many others--law, taxation, gardens, music, magic, education, shipping, and countless other elements have all played their part in maintaining this unique culture.

Today, Greek arts have blossomed again; Greece has taken its place in the European Union; Greeks control a substantial proportion of the world's merchant marine; and Greek communities in the United States, Australia, and South Africa have carried the Hellenic tradition throughout the world. This is the first reference work to embrace all aspects of that tradition in every period of its existence.

Table of Contents

2-volume resource, with listings from A to Z.

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"The sheer scope of this work is a worthy endeavor given the expansiveness of Greek history... Those interested in the place of Greece in the ancient, medieval, and modern world will find the work unique. Public and academic libraries serving a Greek population or with an interest in all facets of Greek and Eastern history will likely find this work to be a good value." -- Booklist/RBB
"The Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition is a 2-volume resource on the 3,500 recorded years of Greece, its people, its culture, and its history... This work is highly recommended for all academic libraries." -- American Reference Books Annual