Hidden Treasures at the Gennadius Library (New Griffon 12)

Hidden Treasures at the Gennadius Library (New Griffon 12)

By: Irini Solomonidi (editor), Maria Georgopoulou (editor)Paperback

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The New Griffon volume 12 seeks to highlight several discoveries in a variety of areas and time periods: Father Konstantinos Terzopoulos explores 16 manuscripts of Byzantine chant; Leonora Navari presents the published works of Cardinal Bessarion, one of the heroes of Joannes Gennadius because of his active role in promoting the study of Hellenism in Italy; Cristina Pallini dissects an early hand-drawn map of Smyrna; Massimo Pinto considers the works of the 19th-century forger Constantinos Simonidis, a complete set of which was eagerly sought by Gennadius; Stephen Duckworth follows Edward Lear's wanderings on Crete through a careful study of his watercolors; American School Director Jack Davis analyzes topographical drawings connected with the presence of the French in the Peloponnesus in the early 19th century; Aliki Asvesta presents a wealth of information from the archive of cartographer Barbie du Bocage; Maria-Christina Chatziioannou explores the personal archive of Joannes Gennadius to paint a portrait of the Gennadeion's founder in the context of British society; and Eleftheria Daleziou examines the archives of Greek politician Ion Dragoumis, focusing on his exile on Corsica in the early 20th century. The volume is not all-inclusive, as the unique holdings of the Gennadeion could not possibly fit within the pages of a single issue of a journal. Our hope is that readers will be tempted to browse the Library's catalogue in person or online (www.gennadius.gr) in order to find their very own hidden treasures.

About Author

Maria Georgopoulou is Director of the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789609994507
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9789609994507
  • ISBN10: 9609994504

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