ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREECE AND THE HELLENIC TRADITION

Edited by GRAHAM SPEAKE
2 VOLS 1,919pp ILLUS 2000 OUT OF PRINT R200

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Hellenism is the living culture of the Greek-speaking peoples and has a continuing history of more than 3,500 years. This splendid work contains almost 1,000 entries devoted to people, places, periods, events and themes, examining every aspect of that culture from the Bronze Age to the present day. The focus throughout is on the Greeks themselves, and the continuities within their own cultural tradition. Language and religion are perhaps the most obvious vehicles of continuity; but there have been many others -- gardens, music, magic, education, shipping, metalwork, architecture and countless other elements have all played their part in maintaining this unique culture. This is the first reference work to embrace all aspects of the Greek tradition in every period of its existence.
The editor has made it very easy to find one's way in this vast field. It is a pleasure to find that a book can give as easy access to information as a keyboard. HISTORY TODAY