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The Resource Athens : a cultural and literary history, by Michael Llewellyn Smith

Athens : a cultural and literary history, by Michael Llewellyn Smith

Label
Athens : a cultural and literary history
Title
Athens
Title remainder
a cultural and literary history
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Llewellyn Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A guide to the history and culture of Athens explores its streets and squares, revealing layers of Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine history, elegant Bavarian neoclassical buildings, and a modern city of concrete and glass, metro and tram
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Michael Llewellyn
Dewey number
949.5/12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF920
LC item number
.S65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cities of the imagination
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
Label
Athens : a cultural and literary history, by Michael Llewellyn Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-248) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FOREWORD by Roderick Beaton -- PREFACE -- CHRONOLOGY Some Key Dates in the History of Athens -- INTRODUCTION Between Ancient and Modern -- CHAPTER ONE : MARKETS, KIOSKS, HOLES IN THE GROUND, SOUND AND LIGHT : Street Life ; Business and Pleasure ; Cafe Culture ; The Story of a Hole ; Growth of the Modern City ; Migration and Crime ; Heat and Light ; Athenians Observed ; Mark Twain and the Acropolis -- CHAPTER TWO NOSTALGIA AND RETROSPECT: IMPRESSIONS OF FORTY-FIVE YEARS : "Old Athens" ; Curse of the Car ; The View from Mount Lycabettus -- CHAPTER THREE OTRO TAKES POSSESSION: WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE ACROPOLIS? : The Acropolis: A Brief History ; Restoration and Excavation -- CHAPTER FOUR LANDSCAPING THE ACROPOLIS : Revelation and Rapture ; Freud's Memory ; "A Prodigious Bomb" ; Classical Symbol ; The Elgin Marbles -- CHAPTER FIVE THE AGORA AND THE CLASSICAL CITY : Heart of the City ; Excavating the Agora ; Roman Athens -- CHAPTER SIX THE ATHENIAN WAY OF DEATH : The Kerameikos ; Funeral Rites ; The First Cemetery ; The Protestant Cemetery -- CHAPTER SEVEN BYZANTINES, FRANKS, CATALANS AND FLORENTINES : Traces of Byzantium ; The Orthodox Church ; "A Great Ruin" ; Enter the Franks -- CHAPTER EIGHT THE TURKISH TOWN : Writers and Visitors ; Chateaubriand and Byron ; Greek against Turk -- CHAPTER NINE ATHENS REVIVED : Otho's Capital ; Planning the New Athens ; The Plaka ; The Anaphiotika ; Constitution Square ; Power Politics -- CHAPTER TEN ATHENS CAPITAL CITY : The University ; Symbols of State ; Cathedrals and Churches ; Architects and Benefactors ; From Otho to George I ; Heart of Hellenism ; Cultured Tourists -- CHAPTER ELEVEN OLYMPIC ATHENS : Olympics Revived ; American Triumph ; The Marathon ; From 1896 to 2004 ; The Great Idea -- CHAPTER TWELVE WAR, MIGRATION, AND REFUGEES : Athens at War ; Refugee Crisis ; Identity and Change: Yerania and Kaisariani ; Changing Cityscape: the Inter-war Years ; Political Instability ; German Occupation and Famine ; Liberation -- CH
Control code
54400548
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781566565400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004003243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Athens : a cultural and literary history, by Michael Llewellyn Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-248) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FOREWORD by Roderick Beaton -- PREFACE -- CHRONOLOGY Some Key Dates in the History of Athens -- INTRODUCTION Between Ancient and Modern -- CHAPTER ONE : MARKETS, KIOSKS, HOLES IN THE GROUND, SOUND AND LIGHT : Street Life ; Business and Pleasure ; Cafe Culture ; The Story of a Hole ; Growth of the Modern City ; Migration and Crime ; Heat and Light ; Athenians Observed ; Mark Twain and the Acropolis -- CHAPTER TWO NOSTALGIA AND RETROSPECT: IMPRESSIONS OF FORTY-FIVE YEARS : "Old Athens" ; Curse of the Car ; The View from Mount Lycabettus -- CHAPTER THREE OTRO TAKES POSSESSION: WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE ACROPOLIS? : The Acropolis: A Brief History ; Restoration and Excavation -- CHAPTER FOUR LANDSCAPING THE ACROPOLIS : Revelation and Rapture ; Freud's Memory ; "A Prodigious Bomb" ; Classical Symbol ; The Elgin Marbles -- CHAPTER FIVE THE AGORA AND THE CLASSICAL CITY : Heart of the City ; Excavating the Agora ; Roman Athens -- CHAPTER SIX THE ATHENIAN WAY OF DEATH : The Kerameikos ; Funeral Rites ; The First Cemetery ; The Protestant Cemetery -- CHAPTER SEVEN BYZANTINES, FRANKS, CATALANS AND FLORENTINES : Traces of Byzantium ; The Orthodox Church ; "A Great Ruin" ; Enter the Franks -- CHAPTER EIGHT THE TURKISH TOWN : Writers and Visitors ; Chateaubriand and Byron ; Greek against Turk -- CHAPTER NINE ATHENS REVIVED : Otho's Capital ; Planning the New Athens ; The Plaka ; The Anaphiotika ; Constitution Square ; Power Politics -- CHAPTER TEN ATHENS CAPITAL CITY : The University ; Symbols of State ; Cathedrals and Churches ; Architects and Benefactors ; From Otho to George I ; Heart of Hellenism ; Cultured Tourists -- CHAPTER ELEVEN OLYMPIC ATHENS : Olympics Revived ; American Triumph ; The Marathon ; From 1896 to 2004 ; The Great Idea -- CHAPTER TWELVE WAR, MIGRATION, AND REFUGEES : Athens at War ; Refugee Crisis ; Identity and Change: Yerania and Kaisariani ; Changing Cityscape: the Inter-war Years ; Political Instability ; German Occupation and Famine ; Liberation -- CH
Control code
54400548
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781566565400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004003243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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