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

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

by Evro Layton

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974396354
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Series: Houghton Library Publications , #17
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Evro Layton curated the exhibition and is the former Collection Development Librarian of the Harvard College Library.

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