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  • The Acropolis: Global Fame, Local Claim

    By Eleana Yalouri

    Our Price: $114.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781859735909
    • Publisher: Berg 3pl
    • Published: January 2002
    The Acropolis in Athens has captured the imaginations of readers, writers and travellers for centuries and every year draws crowds from all over the world. One of the world's most famous heritage sites, it has long been a national monument of Greece and a potent symbol of western civilization. But the Acropolis is typically viewed in the context of 5th-century-BC Athenian society, while the multiple local and international meanings and identities that the site shapes today are overlooked.This book looks at the meaning of the Acropolis in contemporary Greece. How are global ideas adopted and adapted by local cultures? How do Greeks deal with the national and international features of their ancient classical heritage? How do the global cultural constructions surrounding the Acropolis become part of local practices which project Greek cultural difference?The author examines this hitorical site as a powerful agent for negotiations of power on an international level. Drawing from a wide range of sources as well as original fieldwork, this illustrated book will make compelling reading for anyone interested in heritage issues, archaeology, anthropology, material culture studies, and tourism.
  • The Acropolis: Global Fame, Local Claim (Materializing Culture)

    By Eleana Yalouri

    Our Price: $37.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781859735954
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
    • Published: November 2001
    The Acropolis in Athens has captured the imaginations of readers, writers and travellers for centuries and every year draws crowds from all over the world. One of the world’s most famous heritage sites, it has long been a national monument of Greece and a potent symbol of western civilization. But the Acropolis is typically viewed in the context of 5th-century-BC Athenian society, while the multiple local and international meanings and identities that the site shapes today are overlooked. This book looks at the meaning of the Acropolis in contemporary Greece. How are global ideas adopted and adapted by local cultures? How do Greeks deal with the national and international features of their ancient classical heritage? How do the global cultural constructions surrounding the Acropolis become part of local practices which project Greek cultural difference?The author examines this historic site as a powerful agent for negotiations of power on an international level. Drawing from a wide range of sources as well as original fieldwork, this handsomely illustrated book will make compelling reading for anyone interested in heritage issues, archaeology, anthropology material culture studies, and tourism.
  • Ad Se Ipsum Libri XII

    By Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius

    Our Price: $112.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783598710469
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 1998
    Written primarily in Greek, 1987 edition
  • Adoption In the Roman World

    By Hugh Lindsay

    Our Price: $108.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521760508
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: December 2009
    "This is a book about the social and political impact of adoption in the Roman world, with the main emphasis on the period from the Gracchi to Hadrian, and a primary interest in its operation in Rome and Italy. It has a different focus from the work of Olli Salomies (1992) which concerns itself with adoptive and polyonomous nomenclature, with a special focus on the imperial period. It has some common ground with Jane Gardner's works, especially Family and Familia in Roman Law and Life (1998), although itis on the whole less legal, and more concerned with the practical operation of adoption in different situations"--Provided by publisher.
  • Adrianople AD 378: The Goths Crush Rome's Legions (Campaign, No. 84)

    By Simon MacDowall

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841761473
    • Publisher: Osprey Military
    • Published: April 2001
    Osprey's examination of the Battle of Adrianople (378 AD), fought between Goth rebels, led by Fritigern, and the Roman army, led by Emperor Valens. ’Never, except in the battle of Cannae, had there been so destructive a slaughter recorded in our annals.’ Thus the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the battle of Adrianople, which spelled the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Such a crushing Roman defeat by Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, as well as to the Goths themselves, that the migratory barbarians were a force to be reckoned with. This book tells the story of the misguided Roman plans and the surprise attack of Gothic cavalry, and puts forward the most recent theories as to the true location of the battlefield.
  • Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment

    By Yanis Varoufakis

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374101008
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2017
  • Adventures on Small Islands: A Fresh Look at Greece

    By Haris Livas

    Our Price: $24.98
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781434320360
    • Publisher: Authorhouse UK
    • Published: December 2007
  • Aegean Sea After the Cold War

    By Aldo Chircop

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312226039
    • Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
    • Published: September 2000
  • Aegean Strategies

    By P. Nick Kardulias

    Our Price: $57.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780847686575
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: October 1997
  • Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry

    By David Fearn

    Our Price: $175.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199546510
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Published: February 2011
  • The Aeneid

    By Virgil

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781722989934
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete

    By J. Wilson Myers

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520073821
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
    • Published: June 1992
    The use of twin cameras suspended from a 33-foot, 4-finned balloon realizes the photo-reconnaissance of forty-four archaeological sites at a significantly lower altitude than ever before achieved. These high-resolution images for each site entry are enhanced by a corresponding drawn plan. Includes a comprehensive research bibliography. Color photography.
  • Aeschines Against Ctesiphon (on the Crown): Edited on the Basis of Weidner's Edition (Classic Reprint)

    By Aeschines Aeschines

    Our Price: $13.57
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780282788186
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Aeschines and Athenian Politics

    By Edward Monroe Harris

    Our Price: $185.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195082852
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: February 1995
  • Aeschyli

    By Martin L. West

    Our Price: $56.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783598710155
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: June 1998
    Written primarily in Greek, 1991 edition

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