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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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Locating Daimones in the Ancient Greek World

Locating Daimones in the Ancient Greek World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Emmanuela Bakola, Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe
January 01, 2021

Daimones and daimonia throng ancient Greek literature, but evade definition; in some traditions they seem to be gods, in others, dead humans, and in others still, intermediate spirits between man and god. One fruitful way of approaching the host of overlapping and competing ideas about and...

Patterns of Argumentation and Exchange of Ideas in Late Antiquity and Early Islam

Patterns of Argumentation and Exchange of Ideas in Late Antiquity and Early Islam

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ioannis Papadogiannakis, Barbara Roggema
January 01, 2021

This volume brings together a group of experts on late antique and early Islam who examine a corpus of medieval Greek, Syriac and Arabic texts which reflect exchange of ideas and opinions. The main focus of the volume is on how religious ideas in the Eastern Mediterranean world (6th-8th c. CE) were...

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

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

Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Sophia Xenophontos
February 05, 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

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...

Digenes Akrites: New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry

Digenes Akrites: New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry

1st Edition

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...

Byzantine Women: Varieties of Experience 800-1200

Byzantine Women: Varieties of Experience 800-1200

1st Edition

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'...

Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry

Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry

1st Edition

Roderick Beaton, Christine Kenyon Jones
July 05, 2016

'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...

John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium: In the Shadow of Father and Son

John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium: In the Shadow of Father and Son

1st Edition

Alessandra Bucossi, Alex Rodriguez Suarez
June 20, 2016

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...

Camera Graeca: Photographs, Narratives, Materialities

Camera Graeca: Photographs, Narratives, Materialities

1st Edition

Philip Carabott, Yannis Hamilakis, Eleni Papargyriou
June 28, 2015

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...

When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923

When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923

1st Edition

Vally Lytra
May 28, 2014

The relationship between the history, culture and peoples of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus is often reduced to an equation which defines one side in opposition to the other.The reality is much more complex and while there have been and remain significant divisions there are many, and arguably more,...

Authority in Byzantium

Authority in Byzantium

1st Edition

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...

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