Between Venice and Istanbul: Colonial Landscapes in Early Modern Greece

edited by Siriol Davies and Jack L. Davis

Hesperia Supplement 40
272 pp, 2 maps, 18 color and 39 b/w figs
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-540-9
Publication Date: Dec 2007
Status: Active

Retail Price $75


Despite growing interest, the archaeology of the so-called Post-Byzantine era in Greece remains a poor cousin of classical studies. The 13 papers in this volume survey the different regions of Greece from an archaeological as well as a documentary perspective, attempting to reveal common themes in the development of landscapes and sites between 1500 and 1800. There is a particular focus on the contrasting patterns of land use in Venetian and Ottoman Greece, and the effect on ethnic identity of population movements.

About the Author: Siriol Davies is a specialist in the history of Venetian Greece. Jack L. Davis is the Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati.