A TRAVELLERS HISTORY OF GREECE

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A Traveller S History Of Greece

Author : Tim Boatswain
ISBN : 1907973079
Genre : Greece
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In A Traveller's History of Greece, the reader is provided with an authoritative general history of Greece from its earliest beginnings down to the present day. It covers in a clear and comprehensive manner the classical past, the conflict with Persia, the conquest by the Romans, the Byzantine era and the occupation by the Turks; the struggle for independence and the turbulence of recent years, right up to current events.This history will help the visitor make sense of modern Greece against the background of its diverse heritage. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, A Traveller's History of Greece is an invaluable companion for your vacation.
Category: Greece

A Traveller S History Of Greece

Author : Timothy Boatswain
ISBN : 1566562295
Genre : History
File Size : 65.96 MB
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In 'A TRaveller's History of Greece', the reader is provided with an authoritative general history of Greece from its earliest beginnings down to the present day. It covers in a clear and comprehensive manner the classical past, the conflict with Persia,
Category: History

A Traveller S History Of Greece

Author : Timothy Boatswain
ISBN : 1566562295
Genre : History
File Size : 43.46 MB
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In 'A TRaveller's History of Greece', the reader is provided with an authoritative general history of Greece from its earliest beginnings down to the present day. It covers in a clear and comprehensive manner the classical past, the conflict with Persia,
Category: History

Greece

Author : Michael Carroll
ISBN : 9781786722881
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 73.48 MB
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"If in the library of your house you do not? have the works of the ancient Greek writers then you have a house with no light" George Bernard Shaw There is so much in the modern world which has its origins in Greece, most notably language and literature. As Shelley once said, “We are all Greeks”. This small, rugged, sea-girt country has the longest written history in Europe. Her myths and legends, so deeply embedded in Western consciousness, and her sublime landscapes, so infused with history, have been muse for writers, artists and travellers for millennia. Travelling from Athens to the scattered islands of the Ionian and Aegean seas, the words of literary titans in the West echo through the centuries: from Homer and Plato to Byron, Flaubert and Twain; Henry Miller to John Fowles; the Durrells to Patrick Leigh Fermor and Cavafy, Kazantzakis and Seferis. Their luminous portraits of Greece – poignant, provocative, always entertaining - enrich our own experiences of the country and shed light on a dramatic and often tragic past.
Category: Literary Collections

A History Of Greece

Author : John Bagnell Bury
ISBN : 9781108082204
Genre : History
File Size : 57.22 MB
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This very readable 1900 work became a standard textbook on ancient Greek history to the death of Alexander the Great.
Category: History

The Rough Guide To The Greek Islands

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9780241214510
Genre : Travel
File Size : 64.12 MB
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The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is the definitive guidebook to this fantastic region. This full-color edition has been completely revamped and updated with new user-friendly accommodation and eating reviews and crystal-clear maps, but still holds onto all the best features of the guidebook, such as detailed background and a journalistic eye for detail. Get the lowdown on island-hopping from Corfu to Kós, read insider tips on the best beaches to escape the crowds, and discover the choicest resorts from boutique to backpacker. Read expert information on everything Greek-from Homer to hiking. As our readers put it, this is "simply the best guide you can get," "packed with accurate, practical detail," "the most complete, and the most readable and frank" of the guidebooks. Travel like you mean it with The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands.
Category: Travel

Travelling Heroes

Author : Robin Lane Fox
ISBN : 9780141889863
Genre : History
File Size : 38.81 MB
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This remarkable and daringly original book proposes a new way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. It combines a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history with the latest archeological discoveries and the author's own journeys to the main sites in the story to describe how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterranean, and how their extraordinary journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes. It gathers together stories and echoes from many different ancient cultures, not just the Greek - Assyria, Egypt, the Phoenician traders - and ranges from Mesopotamia to the Rio Tinto at Huelva in modern Portugal. Its central point is the Jebel Aqra, the great mountain on the north Syrian coast which Robin Lane Fox dubs 'the southern Olympus', and around which much of the action of the book turns. Robin Lane Fox rejects the fashionable view of Homer and his near-contemporary Hesiod as poets who owed a direct debt to texts and poems from the near East, and by following the trail of the Greek travellers shows that they were, rather, in debt to their own countrymen. With characteristic flair he reveals how these travellers, progenitors of tales which have inspired writers and historians for thousands of years, understood the world before the beginnings of philosophy and western thought.
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Greece

Author : Karl Baedeker (Firm)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004946674
Genre : Athens (Greece)
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Category: Athens (Greece)