The Companion Guide to Mainland Greece

The Companion Guide to Mainland Greece
A Book

by Brian De Jongh,John Gandon,Geoffrey Graham-Bell

  • Publisher : Companion Guides
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 559
  • ISBN : 9781900639354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Brian de Jongh's two classic Companion Guides, 'Southern Greece' and 'Mainland Greece', were first published they were greeted with acclaim and immediately established themselves as essential guides. They have now been combined into this single volume, covering the whole of the Greek mainland. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by John Gandon (Brian de Jongh's nephew) and Geoffrey Graham-Bell, taking into account both new archaeological discoveries and recent development. Brian de Jongh combined an expert knowledge of history, archaeology and mythology with a profound understanding of the Greek people and a feeling for the landscape which inspired their myths and monuments: he describes a country that he loved and much of which Pausanias, writing almost two thousand years ago, would still recognise. This book is, more than ever, the most indispensable of all modern guides to Greece.

The Companion Guide to Greece

The Companion Guide to Greece
A Book

by Brian De Jongh,John Gandon,Geoffrey Graham-Bell

  • Publisher : Companion Guides
  • Release : 2000-10-21
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN : 9781900639354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Brian de Jongh's two classic Companion Guides, Southern Greece and Mainland Greece, were first published they were greeted with acclaim and immediately established themselves as essential guides. They have now been combined into this single volume, covering the whole of the Greek mainland. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by John Gandon (Brian de Jongh's nephew) and Geoffrey Graham-Bell, taking into account both new archaeological discoveries and recent development. Brian de Jongh combined an expert knowledge of history, archaeology and mythology with a profound understanding of the Greek people and a feeling for the landscape which inspired their myths and monuments: he describes a country that he loved and much of which Pausanias, writing almost two thousand years ago, would still recognise. This book is, more than ever, the most indispensable of all modern guides to Greece.

The Companion Guide to the Greek Islands

The Companion Guide to the Greek Islands
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by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford

  • Publisher : London, Collins
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anderson’s Travel Companion

Anderson’s Travel Companion
A Guide to the Best Non-Fiction and Fiction for Travelling

by Compiled by Sarah Anderson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 1351958399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.

The Companion Guide to the South of Spain

The Companion Guide to the South of Spain
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by Alfonso Lowe,Hugh Seymour-Davies

  • Publisher : Companion Guides
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9781900639330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I value the traditional virtues of the Companion Guides... actually written by an individual rather than packaged by production teams... straightforward intelligent guides to cultural sites. BOOKSELLER Andalucia in its heyday, after the invasion of the Moors in 711, was famous for its wealth and fertility, and the province's Moorish character remains distinct; even before the Moors, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Vandals had all been drawn to this beautiful land. The Moors cultivated science and the arts, and their influence was felt throughout western Europe - in the songs of the troubadours, the poems of Dante and the discoveries of Copernicus; their merchants enriched the province; their courtiers and architects set new standards of luxurious living. This glory finally ended in 1492, when the Christian armies of the Reconquista entered Granada, but much remains in the three Moorish towns of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, and the country round about, to recall the great times. Alfonso Lowe is an admirable guide, from the intricacies of the distinction between Mozarabic and Mudejar Moorish styles to the characteristic dishes to be found in restaurants and bars - and to the adjacent territories of Murcia and the greater part of Alicante.

The Companion Guide to the Lake District

The Companion Guide to the Lake District
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by Frank Welsh

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 9781900639231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comprehensive guide to the Lake District, fully revised and updated.

The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne

The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne
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by Richard Barber

  • Publisher : Companion Guides
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9781900639279
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The corner of south-west France comprising Gascony and the Dordogne is the quintessence of provincial France. Many will be content to enjoy the douceur de vivre, the good food and the unspoiled countryside, but for those who are interested in the past this is rich terrain. Much of England's history between 1154 and 1453 was bound up with events in the region, as the French lands of Henry II remorselessly slipped from the grasp of the English kings. This is the land of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Gaston Phebus, the scene of Richard I's death, and of the Black Prince's triumphs and disasters. It is also the landscape in which some of the greatest medieval poetry and architecture was created; here many of the troubadours lived, and the lofty castles, Romanesque churches, and fortified villages of their time still beguile the traveller of today. RICHARD BARBER is an expert guide to the region and its history: he made his name as a medieval historian with biographies of Henry II and the Black Prince, and his important study The Knight and Chivalry is rooted in the society of the vast dukedoms of south-west France.

The Companion Guide to the Country Round Paris

The Companion Guide to the Country Round Paris
A Book

by Ian Dunlop

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release : 1996-03
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781900639002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the classic "Companion Guides", this is devoted to the country around the city of Paris. Each volume in the series aims to provide a comprehensive travel companion in the person of the author, who knows intimately the places and people of which he or she writes.

The Companion Guide to Burgundy

The Companion Guide to Burgundy
A Book

by Robert Speaight,Francis Pagan

  • Publisher : Companion Guides
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9781900639170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For anyone planning a visit to Burgundy this Guide is indispensable. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

Prodigal Daughter

Prodigal Daughter
A Journey to Byzantium

by University of Alberta. Archives,Myrna Kostash,Bryan Corbett,Gertrude Bloor McLaren

  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0888647700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A geographical, historical, and spiritual odyssey by a master of creative nonfiction.

Prodigal Daughter

Prodigal Daughter
A Journey to Byzantium

by Myrna Kostash

  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 0888645341
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium is the narrative of a woman's journey through the Balkans as she embarks on her quest to find the real Demetrius. A deep-seated questioning of her inherited religion resurfaces when Myrna Kostash chances upon the icon of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica, the Great Saint of the East. The discovery leads Kostash on an historical, cultural, and spiritual odyssey that begins in Edmonton, ranges around the Balkans, and plunges into a renewed vision of Byzantium. As we travel with Kostash through the history of the Balkans, we are led to an unexpected placeùthe threshold of her childhood church.

The Companion Guide to Southern Greece: Athens, the Peloponnese, Delphi

The Companion Guide to Southern Greece: Athens, the Peloponnese, Delphi
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by Brian De Jongh

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greece has always possessed a special significance for the foreign visitor and the author intends this book primarily "to help the traveller ... to identify the surviving monuments of the Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic ages and look at them in terms of their historical context against the background of their natural setting." Appendices include advise on hotels, restaurants and shops, a list of feasts and holidays, a glossary and chronological tables.

Pindar: Victory Odes

Pindar: Victory Odes
Olympians 2, 7 and 11; Nemean 4; Isthmians 3, 4 and 7

by Pindar

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1995-04-06
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9780521436366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A presentation by Professor Willcock of seven of Pindar's extant poems celebrating the victories of athletes.

The Ionian Islands and Epirus

The Ionian Islands and Epirus
A Cultural History

by Jim Potts

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0199754160
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the population of Greece, yet they have made a huge contribution to the culture of the country, before and since becoming part of the Greek state. The unsurpassed beauty of the islands and of the Pindus Mountains has stimulated the imagination of countless writers and artists from Homer to Byron, Edward Lear and the Durrells, Louis de Berniéres and Nicholas Gage, as well as scores of nineteenth-century travellers. Drawing a mosaic portrait of the Ionian Islands and special places of interest in Epirus, Corfu resident Jim Potts focuses on the landscapes, legends, traditions, and historical events that have appealed most strongly to the imaginations of writers, residents and travellers. Ranging from the mythical leap of Sappho and the mystery of Calypso's island to the impact of tourism on modern-day Corfu, this book reveals the extraordinary cultural legacy of this beautiful part of the world. ODYSSEUS AND SAPPHO: the landscapes of the poets; Homer's Ithaca and Scheria; Sappho's leap; the identification of Dodona; classic ground; King Pyrrhus. THE SEVEN ISLANDS: Strategic issues; Corfu v. Kefalonia; Byron and Casanova; Empress Elizabeth of Austria; Greek writers, Solomos, Laskaratos, Theotokis and Valaoritis. TURKEY, VENICE, BRITAIN, GREECE: conflict and occupation; union and liberation; the Second World War and civil war; nationalism and identity; cultural differences.

The Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands
Aspects of their History and Culture

by Anthony Hirst,Patrick Sammon

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-06-26
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 1443862789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Ionian Islands stretch south from the Adriatic, where Corfu’s Pantokrator mountain overlooks Albania across narrow straits, along the western coast of mainland Greece through Paxi, Kephalonia, Ithaca, Lefkada and Zakynthos, to Kythira, midway between Athens and Crete. Three crucial sea-battles were fought here – Sybota (the first recorded), Actium and Lepanto – an indication of the Ionians’ role as an East-West crossroads, between Western Christendom and the Orthodox and Islamic East. Ruled by Venice in her Stato da Mar (sea-empire), the islands became an independent state, as the Septinsular Republic and then, under British Protection, as the United States of the Ionian Islands. Before the mainland Greeks had a State, the Ionian people were proud of having a university – from 1824 – in Corfu town, a World Heritage Site. The islands were united with the Kingdom of Greece in 1864 – the first addition to its territory. This book (with over thirty illustrations) explores the history, archaeology, languages, customs and culture of the Ionian Islands. Without venturing far from the islands, readers will learn much about this distinctive part of the Mediterranean and Greek world. The chapters range from the mythology of the Bronze Age (Homer’s Scheria, where Odysseus startled Nausicaa as she bathed) to today, concentrating particularly on the British Protectorate (1815–1864). One, illustrated by contemporary maps, deals with descriptions of the islands by a fourteenth-century Venetian writing in Latin. The roles of Jews, Souliot refugees, Greek revolutionaries, rebel peasants in Cephalonia, and workers in Corfu’s port suburb of Mandouki are examined in detail. There are contributions on religion and philosophy, as well as literature, music, painting, and the folk-art of carved walking-canes.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland
A Book

by DK Travel

  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Release : 2017-06-01
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0241315700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens & the Mainland showcases the best places to visit in Greece. Explore this historic country, from the top things to do in Athens - such as visiting the majestic Acropolis and the Parthenon - to the beauty of Mount Athos and the bustle of Thessaloníki. Four itineraries cover all the key areas, from Ancient Olympia, to the enchanting Monastery of Osios Loúkas and the unspoilt Préspa Lakes. Unique illustrations and floorplans, stunning photography and detailed maps make DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens & the Mainland the essential companion to your trip to the country. You'll find listings for the best hotels and restaurants as well as a definitive guide to the history and culture of Ancient Greece and the modern state.

The Greek Achievement

The Greek Achievement
The Foundation of the Western World

by Charles Freeman

  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release : 2000-09
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tracing some two thousand years of history and culture, a historian provides a fresh, thought-provoking study of an ancient civilization that transformed the Western world, celebrating the Greeks and their legacy--poetry, drama, philosophy, mathematics, medicine, art, and more. Reprint.

The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland

The Companion Guide to the West Highlands of Scotland
The Seaboard from Kintyre to Cape Wrath

by William Hutchison Murray

  • Publisher : Collins Publishers San Francisco
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DK Eyewitness Greece, Athens and the Mainland

DK Eyewitness Greece, Athens and the Mainland
A Book

by DK Eyewitness

  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Release : 2020-05-07
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0241464579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover ancient worlds in a spectacular landscape Whether you want to explore the awe inspiring Acropolis, relax on the unspoiled beaches of the Máni archipelago or simply indulge in deliciously fresh Greek food, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Greece has to offer. From the ancient wonders of Delphi and Olympos to the rugged coastline of the Máni peninsula, Greece dazzles with an array of breathtaking sites and scenery. Amid this historic landscape lie a number of cosmopolitan and vibrant cities brimming with trendy tavernas, excellent eateries and first-rate museums. Our recently updated guide brings Greece to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography and our and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the county's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. You'll discover: -our pick of Greece's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems -the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay -detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy -easy-to-follow itineraries -expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe -colour-coded chapters to every part of the Greek mainland, from Athens to Northern Greece, the Peloponnese to Western Greece Visiting the Greek Islands? Try our DK Eyewitness Greek Islands.

The Venetian Empire

The Venetian Empire
A Sea Voyage

by Jan Morris

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 1990-01-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0141938021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For six centuries the Republic of Venice was a maritime empire, its sovereign power extending throughout much of the eastern Mediterranean – an empire of coasts, islands and isolated fortresses by which, as Wordsworth wrote, the mercantile Venetians 'held the gorgeous east in fee'. Jan Morris reconstructs the whole of this glittering dominion in the form of a sea-voyage, travelling along the historic Venetian trade routes from Venice itself to Greece, Crete and Cyprus. It is a traveller's book, geographically arranged but wandering at will from the past to the present, evoking not only contemporary landscapes and sensations but also the characters, the emotions and the tumultuous events of the past. The first such work ever written about the Venetian ‘Stato da Mar’, it is an invaluable historical companion for visitors to Venice itself and for travellers through the lands the Doges once ruled.