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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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PAPERBACK

$20.00 • £16.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780974396354

Publication Date: 12/30/2005

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98 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

5 halftones, 53 line drawings

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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.

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