Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

Alexander Ionides, an established businessman and art patron in early 1840s England 1048 730 REVICTO

Alexander Ionides, an established businessman and art patron in early 1840s England

Alexander Ionides a member of an Anglo-Greek family came to England in the 1820s to work in his father’s textile business. In 1833, he established…

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Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838 800 466 REVICTO

Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838

Anonymous. “Sketches of Modern Greece”. A series of three articles, attributed to James Henry Skene, which attempt to provide the general reader with a broad…

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Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron, and A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece. 800 594 REVICTO

Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron, and A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece.

James Browne Hamilton. “Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron” and “A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in…

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The Great Exhibition of 1851 in The (London Evening) Standard 2500 1875 REVICTO

The Great Exhibition of 1851 in The (London Evening) Standard

The lengthy and detailed passage begins by alluding to the excellence and civilization of ancient Greece and goes on to make specific reference to the…

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Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851 150 150 REVICTO

Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851

The following passage, published shortly after the opening of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, very briefly comments on one of the exhibits of…

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Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece 150 150 REVICTO

Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece

The author of the popular Lives of the Queens of England (12 vols, 1840-48) narrates a tragic tale of abduction and apostacy set in the…

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Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn. 180 313 REVICTO

Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn.

After her successful travelogue The City of the Sultan, Pardoe, a travel writer and historical novelist, published a collection of oriental tales which are narrated…

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Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake. 1119 1506 REVICTO

Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake.

Shelley’s short story was published in The Keepsake, an annual illustrated literary collection mainly addressing a middle-class female readership. Using a mise-en-abyme technique, the story…

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Asking the Right Questions: Researching Victorian Greece in Digital Humanities – REVICTO Webinar 1656 2560 REVICTO

Asking the Right Questions: Researching Victorian Greece in Digital Humanities – REVICTO Webinar

21 Nov. 2020 11.00-13.00 Organized by REVICTO: “Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture,” supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.)…

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