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Narrative of a Journey in the Morea

Narrative of a Journey in the Morea

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108041959


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  • The antiquary Sir William Gell (1777–1836) was most famous for his two books on the archaeological discoveries at Pompeii (also reissued in this series) but his interest in the topography of classical sites is also reflected in this work, first published in 1823. Gell describes his experiences of many visits to the Peloponnese over a period of twenty years, during which the Greek movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire was gathering momentum and widespread support in Europe. Written partly in response to a request to 'give us anything but your dull maps and measures', the book does not discuss archaeological sites in detail but rather records impressions of the lives of the Greek and Turkish inhabitants in the period immediately before the outbreak of war. Gell's own conclusions about the prospects for 'Grecian liberty' are gloomy: he holds it to be 'quite unattainable at the present day'.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108041959
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Narrative of a tour through the Morea: Navarino
    Mount Pala
    Vale of Eurotas
    State of Greece
    Grecian liberty.

  • Author

    William Gell

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