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Five Centuries of Books and Manuscripts in Modern Greek

A Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Houghton Library, December 4, 1987, through February 17, 1988

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$20.00 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780974396354

Publication: December 2005


98 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

5 halftones, 53 line drawings

Houghton Library Publications


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This work explores the emergence of modern Greek language, thought, and sensibility reflected in Harvard’s 80,000-item- strong collection of Greek books and manuscripts, ranging from fifteenth century liturgical manuals to Renaissance translations into modern Greek of Homer and other classical authors to the works and papers of such twentieth-century Greek literary figures as Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis, and C. P. Cavafy. With copious illustrations of Greek writing, design, and typography, Evro Layton’s catalogue is a visual and intellectual treat for philhellenes.