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Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago 943 1500 REVICTO

Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago

In chapter 8 of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion (1818), the Miss Mussgroves are poring over “their own Navy List[…] with the professed view of finding out the ships which Captain Wentworth had commanded” (1248), among…

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Edith Wharton’s Corfiote Carnival 640 432 REVICTO

Edith Wharton’s Corfiote Carnival

Edith Wharton’s (1862-1937) The Cruise of the Vanadis is the account of the author’s 1888 Mediterranean cruise from Africa to Italy aboard the private yacht, The Vanadis. The manuscript was actually discovered more than a…

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Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy” 826 800 REVICTO

Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy”

Daughter of Spyridon Tricoupis, the first Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic in 1833, and sister of the multiply appointed Prime Minister Harilaos Tricoupis (1875-1894), Sophia Tricoupis was born in London in 1838 and died…

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J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News 1240 869 REVICTO

J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News

In April 1896, the Illustrated London News published a text by Joannes Gennadius on the recently completed Olympic Games held in Athens praising Greece for scoring a triumph. The text focused on the figure of…

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Richard Cobden, the Eastern Question, Punch and the Modern Olympians (1836, 1854, 1859) 611 816 REVICTO

Richard Cobden, the Eastern Question, Punch and the Modern Olympians (1836, 1854, 1859)

Richard Cobden, the British politician known for his defense of free trade as the main tenet of foreign policy, published in 1836 the volume Russia and the Eastern Question in which he had tried to dispel…

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Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875) 1071 574 REVICTO

Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875)

In November 1875, the Liberal London newspaper The Daily News (22 November 1875, p. 4) responded to the building Eastern crisis by suggesting that Britain’s Eastern Question should not be a matter of maintaining Ottoman integrity…

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Frederick William Faber in 1841 Greece 1157 804 REVICTO

Frederick William Faber in 1841 Greece

“A western amid the bewildering glories of pagan Greece and the novelties of the oriental ritual.” Faber, Frederick William. Sights and Thoughts in Foreign Churches and Among Foreign Peoples. London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1842.…

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Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856 2000 1269 REVICTO

Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856

Herman Melville first arrived at the island of Syra (Syros) on board the steamship Egyptian on Tuesday, December 2, 1856. He saw the place a second time, again in December, and a third time, returning…

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Modern Greece in Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia (1871, 1887) 1344 994 REVICTO

Modern Greece in Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia (1871, 1887)

Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia, a two-volume work of 2500 pages in quarto size, was published in Philadelphia (USA) in 1871 and again in 1887 in a slightly revised form. The subtitle of the 1871 edition describes…

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‘The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions’: Williams George Clark in Peloponnesus and from Athos to Salonica (1858, 1863) 150 150 REVICTO

‘The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions’: Williams George Clark in Peloponnesus and from Athos to Salonica (1858, 1863)

“The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions; and a knowledge of any country derived from actual inspection, gives an unsuspected significance and a new interest to the study of its history and its…

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William Makepeace Thackeray and the Palace in Athens 640 334 REVICTO

William Makepeace Thackeray and the Palace in Athens

The fifth chapter of William Thackeray’s travelogue Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo by Way of Lisbon, Athens, Constantinople, and Jerusalem (1846) offers an account of modern Athens that is decidedly disassociated…

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Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece 1446 925 REVICTO

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece

The Modern Argonauts You have heard the ancient story, How the gallant sons of Greece, Long ago, with Jason ventured For the fated Golden Fleece; How they traversed distant regions, How they trod on hostile…

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