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Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London: Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London


About the Series

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 and image 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.

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

 

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Music, Language and Identity in Greece Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Music, Language and Identity in Greece: Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

1st Edition

Edited By Polina Tambakaki, Panos Vlagopoulos, Katerina Levidou, Roderick Beaton
October 11, 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- ...

Greek Medical Literature and its Readers From Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium

Greek Medical Literature and its Readers: From Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium

1st Edition

Edited By Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Sophia Xenophontos
February 01, 2018

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 ...

Cyprus from Colonialism to the Present: Visions and Realities Essays in Honour of Robert Holland

Cyprus from Colonialism to the Present: Visions and Realities: Essays in Honour of Robert Holland

1st Edition

Edited By Anastasia Yiangou, Antigone Heraclidou
December 05, 2017

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 ...

Byzantine Women Varieties of Experience 800-1200

Byzantine Women: Varieties of Experience 800-1200

1st Edition

Edited By Lynda Garland
September 01, 2006

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' ...

Personification in the Greek World From Antiquity to Byzantium

Personification in the Greek World: From Antiquity to Byzantium

1st Edition

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), ...

The Greek Civil War Essays on a Conflict of Exceptionalism and Silences

The Greek Civil War: Essays on a Conflict of Exceptionalism and Silences

1st Edition

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 ...

Alexandria, Real and Imagined

Alexandria, Real and Imagined

1st Edition

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 - ...

Digenes Akrites New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry

Digenes Akrites: New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry

1st Edition

By Roderick Beaton, David Ricks
November 25, 2016

Called variously the ’Byzantine epic’, the ’epic of Modern Greece’, an ’epic-romance’ and ’romance’, the poem of Digenes Akrites has, since its rediscovery towards the end of the nineteenth century, exerted a tenacious hold on the imagination of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and from ...

Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Trapp
June 28, 2007

Socrates, son of Sophroniscus, of Alopece is arguably the most richly and diversely commemorated - and appropriated - of all ancient thinkers. Already in Antiquity, vigorous controversy over his significance and value ensured a wide range of conflicting representations. He then became available to ...

Authority in Byzantium

Authority in Byzantium

1st Edition

Edited By Pamela Armstrong
March 18, 2013

Authority is an important concept in Byzantine culture whose myriad modes of implementation helped maintain the existence of the Byzantine state across so many centuries, binding together people from different ethnic groups, in different spheres of life and activities. Even though its significance ...

Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identity

Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identity

1st Edition

By David Ricks, Paul Magdalino
December 28, 1998

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 ...

Socrates in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Socrates in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Trapp
June 28, 2007

Socrates, son of Sophroniscus, of Alopece is arguably the most richly and diversely commemorated - and appropriated - of all ancient thinkers. Already in Antiquity, vigorous controversy over his significance and value ensured a wide range of conflicting representations. He then became available to ...

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