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by David Wills

  • Author: David Wills
  • ISBN: 1847182674
  • ISBN13: 978-1847182678
  • ePub: 1594 kb | FB2: 1574 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Unabridged edition edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 195
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The Mirror of Antiquity: 20th Century British Travellers in Greece ePub download

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The Mirror of Antiquity: 20th Century British Travellers in Greece, by David Wills This book first published 2007 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 15 Angerton Gardens, Newcastle, NE5 2JA, UK. All rights for this book reserved.

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David Wills shows how in the hands of twentieth century travel writers, Greece became less a modern country, and more a mirror of antiquity. This book is essential reading for all who are interested in the history of travel and tourism, reception of the classical past, and recent Greek history. Tietoja kirjoittajasta. David Wills studied ancient history and archaeology at University College London and Wolfson College, Cambridge. He received his PhD from the University of Surrey Roehampton in 2003. Hardcover, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, ISBN13 9781847182678, ISBN10 1847182674.

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The Mirror of Antiquity. 20th Century British Travellers in Greece. Author(s): David Wills. During the last century, writers as diverse as William Golding, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, and Laurie Lee, were captivated by Greece. His work has been published in several academic journals and he is a member of the Standing Committee on Modern Greek in the Universities.

Wills' second chapter further explores the tangled relationship of British and Greeks, and British perceptions of. .

Wills' second chapter further explores the tangled relationship of British and Greeks, and British perceptions of Greece: partly by way of British public school education and the wartime media blitz propagating Greek heroism as part of a pro-British slant on Greek political allegiances, but in the first instance through Greece's own widespread nationalist use of the past, after independence was won .

Wills, David,, Dr. Varying Form of Title: 20th century British travellers in Greece. Publication, Distribution, etc. Publication, Distribution, et. Newcastle, UK. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (c)2007. Physical Description: xii, 162 p. ;, 22 cm. General Note: Based on the author's thesis (Ph.

The 20th century opened with great hope but also with some apprehension, for the new century . Man was a solitary, romantic creature of will who at any cost imposed his meaning upon the world because he could not endure a world that did not reflect his central place within it.

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During the last century, writers as diverse as William Golding, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, and Laurie Lee, were captivated by Greece. They were joined in their production of travel accounts by hundreds of lesser-known authors. This book exposes how the responses of travellers were conditioned by much more than their own opinions and personalities. The British education system, classical scholarship, and the heroism demonstrated by the Greeks during the Nazi invasion of their country, all contributed to shaping travel narratives. The author analyses the way in which all of the major archaeological sites were described including the Athenian Acropolis, Delphi, Olympia, Heinrich Schliemann s Mycenae, and Sir Arthur Evans Knossos in Crete. The representation of the modern Greek people, particularly in the period after the Second World War, is also explored at length. Viewed as relics of the past, the Greeks in literature were given the qualities and appearance of their ancestors. David Wills shows how in the hands of twentieth century travel writers, Greece became less a modern country, and more a mirror of antiquity. This book is essential reading for all who are interested in the history of travel and tourism, reception of the classical past, and recent Greek history. 'This is a very useful book. I'm very glad that such a useful analysis as this will be published rather than lurking in academic form only. It will be a real contribution to the field.' Dr Christopher Stray, University of Wales, Swansea. 'An amazingly comprehensive and engaging survey of British accounts of Greece.' Dr Michael A. Morse, University of Oxford. Foreword by David Holton, Professor of Modern Greek, University of Cambridge.