Imagining Mount Athos : Visions of a Holy Place, from Homer to World War II, Hardback Book

Imagining Mount Athos : Visions of a Holy Place, from Homer to World War II Hardback

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Most writing on Athos has focused on its Byzantine history and sacred heritage.

Imagining Mount Athos uncovers a set of alternative and largely unexplored perspectives, equally important in the mapping and dissemination of Athos in popular imagination.

The author considers Mount Athos as the site of pre-Christian myths of Renaissance and Enlightenment scholarship, of shelter for Allied refugees during the Second World War, and of a botanical and sociological laboratory for early-twentieth-century scientists.

Each chapter considers a different narrative channel through which Athos has entered Orthodox and western European imagination: the mythical, the utopian, the sacred, the scholarly, the geopolitical, and the scientific.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 328 pages, 58 black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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  • Category: Christian Churches & denominations
  • ISBN: 9780813930855

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