Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identity (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College, London No. 4)

Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identity (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College, London No. 4)

By: David Ricks (author), Paul Magdalino (author), Professor Michael Trapp (series_editor)Hardback

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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 essays aims to present an overview of some of the different, and often conflicting, tendencies manifested by modern Greek attitudes to Byzantium since the late eighteenth-century Enlightenment. The aim is to show just how formative views of Byzantium have been for modern Greek life and letters: for historiography and imaginative literature, on the one hand, and on the other, for language, law, and the definition of a culture. All Greek has been translated, and the volume is aimed at Byzantinists and Neohellenists alike.

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David Ricks, King's College London, UK and Paul Magdalino, University of St Andrews, UK Alexis Politis, George Huxley, Paschalis M. Kitromilides, Caroula Argyriadis-Kervegan, Peter Mackridge, Panagiotis A. Agapitos, Ruth Macrides, Robert Shannan Peckham, Anthony Hirst, Marianna Spanaki, Roderick Beaton, N. Makrides, Eftychia Kourkoutidou-Nikolaidou, Nikos Gavriil Pentzikis.


Contents: Preface; From Christian Roman emperors to the glorious Greek ancestors, Alexis Politis; Aspects of modern Greek historiography of Byzantium, George Huxley; On the intellectual content of Greek nationalism: Paparrigopoulos, Byzantium and the Great Idea, Paschalis M. Kitromilides; Byzantine law as practice and as history in the 19th century, Caroula Argyriadis-Kervegan; Byzantium and the Greek Language Question in the 19th century, Peter Mackridge; Metamorphoseon permulti libri: Byzantine literature translated into modern Greek, Panagiotis A. Agapitos; 'As Byzantine then as it is today': Pope Joan and RoA-dis's Greece, Ruth Macrides; Papadiamantis, ecumenism and the theft of Byzantium, Robert Shannan Peckham; Two cheers for Byzantium: equivocal attitudes in the poetry of Palamas and Cavafy, Anthony Hirst; Byzantium and the novel tradition in the twentieth century: from Penelope Delta to Maro Douka, Marianna Spanaki; 'Our glorious Byzantinism': Papatzonis, Seferis, and the rehabilitation of Byzantium in post war Greek poetry, Roderick Beaton; Byzantium in contemporary Greece: the Neo-Orthodox current of ideas,Vasilios N. Makrides; The restoration of Thessaloniki's Byzantine monuments and their place in the modern city, Eftychia Kourkoutidou-NikolaA-dou; 'Thessaloniki and life', (from Mother Thessaloniki , 1970), Nikos Gavriil Pentzikis, translated byLeo Marshall; Index.

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  • publication date: 28/12/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780860786139
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780860786139
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 0860786137

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