Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

Lucy Mary Jane Garnett and Greek Women – Part I 1260 1859 REVICTO

Lucy Mary Jane Garnett and Greek Women – Part I

Lucy Mary Jane Garnett (1849–1934) was a folklorist, ethnographer, and traveller, who travelled extensively in the Balkans and Middle East, recording the customs of the…

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The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 2 – Our Learned Philhellenes 1271 2000 REVICTO

The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 2 – Our Learned Philhellenes

In Part one of the “Cretan Revolt” blog post, mention was made of a theatrical play by journalist and author Henry Duff Traill. The play…

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The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 1 1561 2000 REVICTO

The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 1

During the second half of the nineteenth century the “Cretan Question” appeared regularly in the Victorian press, particularly in periods of crisis (1866-1869, 1878, and…

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REVICTO at the CIVIS Summer School, June 2022 1280 720 REVICTO

REVICTO at the CIVIS Summer School, June 2022

Professor Efrerpi Mitsi gave a keynote lecture entitled “Women Travellers to Greece” at the CIVIS Summer School on Culture, French Travel and European Mobilities. The Summer School…

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REVICTO at the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA), June 2022 595 841 REVICTO

REVICTO at the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA), June 2022

We are happy to announce that Professor Efterpi Mitsi will present a paper titled “Women Writers and the Marketing of Modern Greece in Victorian Periodicals” at the…

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A Week in 1870s Athens 1773 1766 REVICTO

A Week in 1870s Athens

Blackwood’s Magazine dedicated nineteen pages to the description of ‘A Week in Athens’ in its September 1880 issue. The author of the piece was George…

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A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897 2339 1505 REVICTO

A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897

“The hospital at the Piraeus is one of the fruits of the English National Fund which the editor of the Daily Chronicle started on behalf…

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“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles 850 686 REVICTO

“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles

In 1857, Andrew Park, author of Egypt and the East, Or, Travels On Sea and Land (Glasgow, 1857) saw “the famous Isles of Greece”, the…

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