Initiated in 1993 as an extension of the activities of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London, this series covers all aspects of Greek culture and civilization. The volumes published to date present a broad range of topics from ancient to modern, including the papers of several international symposia held at KCL. Titles deal with the history of Alexandria, the image of Socrates across the centuries, the early years of El Greco, the making of modern Greece, Greek-Turkish relations in modern times, and the history of Greek photography. Volumes recently published or in preparation cover the reign of the 12th-century Byzantine emperor John II Komnenos, the politics behind Lord Byron’s intervention in the Greek Revolution in the 1820s and Greek art music since the early 19th century.
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Cyprus from Colonialism to the Present: Visions and Realities Essays in Honour of Robert Holland
Music, Language and Identity in Greece Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identity
By John Muir
March 22, 2022
This is the first complete English translation of a lively travelogue written by Andronikos aka Nikandros Noukios, a Greek from Corfu, who accompanied a diplomatic mission from Venice to England in the middle of the sixteenth century. He describes some of the great northern Italian cities, gives ...
By Anastasia Yiangou, Antigone Heraclidou
August 14, 2020
This volume is published in honour of the acclaimed work of Robert Holland, historian of the British Empire and the Mediterranean, and it brings together essays based on the original research of his colleagues, former students and friends. The focal theme is modern Cyprus, on which much of Robert ...
By Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Sophia Xenophontos
June 30, 2020
This volume focuses on the relationship between Greek medical texts and their audience(s), offering insights into how not only the backgrounds and skills of medical authors but also the contemporary environment affected issues of readership, methodology and mode of exposition. One of the volume’s ...
By Roderick Beaton, Christine Kenyon Jones
December 12, 2019
'It is no great matter, supposing that Italy could be liberated, who or what is sacrificed. It is a grand object - the very poetry of politics. Only think - a free Italy!!! Why, there has been nothing like it since the days of Augustus.' So wrote Lord Byron in his journal, in February 1821, only ...
By Philip Carabott, Yannis Hamilakis, Eleni Papargyriou
December 12, 2019
While written sources on the history of Greece have been studied extensively, no systematic attempt has been made to examine photography as an important cultural and material process. This is surprising, given that Modern Greece and photography are almost peers: both are cultural products of the ...
By Alessandra Bucossi, Alex Rodriguez Suarez
December 12, 2019
The Emperor John II Komnenos (1118–1143) has been overshadowed by both his father Alexios I and his son Manuel I. Written sources have not left us much evidence regarding his reign, although authors agree that he was an excellent emperor. However, the period witnessed territorial expansion in Asia ...
By Polina Tambakaki, Panos Vlagopoulos, Katerina Levidou, Roderick Beaton
October 04, 2019
The national element in music has been the subject of important studies, yet the scholarly framework has remained restricted almost exclusively to the ﬁeld of music studies. This volume brings together experts from diﬀerent ﬁelds (musicology, literary theory and modern Greek studies), who investi- ...
By David Ricks, Paul Magdalino
February 27, 2018
Perhaps because of the fact that modern Greece is, through the Orthodox Church, inextricably linked with the Byzantine heritage, the precise meaning of this heritage, in its various aspects, has hitherto been surprisingly little discussed by scholars. This collection of specially commissioned ...
By Lynda Garland
October 19, 2016
This volume brings together a group of international scholars, who explore many unusual aspects of the world of Byzantine women in the period 800-1200. The specific aim of this collection is to investigate the participation of women - non-imperial women in particular - in supposedly 'masculine' ...
By Judith Herrin, Emma Stafford
October 21, 2005
Personification, the anthropomorphic representation of any non-human thing, is a ubiquitous feature of ancient Greek literature and art. Natural phenomena (earth, sky, rivers), places (cities, countries), divisions of time (seasons, months, a lifetime), states of the body (health, sleep, death), ...
By Thanasis D. Sfikas, Philip Carabott
April 23, 2004
Half a century after the civil war which tore apart Greek society in the 1940s, the essays in this volume look back to examine the crisis. They combine the approaches of political and international history with the latest research into the social, economic, religious, cultural, ideological and ...
By Anthony Hirst, Michael Silk
March 28, 2004
Alexandria, Real and Imagined offers a complex portrait of an extraordinary city, from its foundation in the fourth century BC up to the present day: a city notable for its history of ethnic diversity, for the legacies of its past imperial grandeur - Ottoman and Arab, Byzantine, Roman and Greek - ...