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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...

El Greco – The Cretan Years

El Greco – The Cretan Years

1st Edition

Nikolaos M. Panagiotakes, translated by John C. Davis
September 04, 2009

Exploring all the available sources, this study, which until now was only available in Greek, presents us with an account of El Greco's life up to the time he left Crete for Italy in 1567 at the age of twenty-six, already an accomplished professional painter. Nikolaos Panagiotakes provides a...

Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

1st Edition

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...

Socrates in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Socrates in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

1st Edition

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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