[September 2016]
Vrysinas II - The Pottery of the 1972-1973 excavation
This volume is the second in the series of published archaeological material from the Vrysinas Peak Sanctuary, covering the pottery from the 1972-73 excavation. Apart from the basic presentation of the pottery via illustrations, photographs and descriptions, and of its chronological and typological context, the main themes developed are the analysis of human activity at the site as evidenced by the pottery (e.g. large-scale communal meals), the offerings of material and immaterial goods (the ritual), and the visitors' origins.
   
  [December 2015]
Milena from Prague
The book is the Greek translation of Margarete Buber-Neumann's Milena from Prague (1963) by Toula Sieti. It is an outstanding example of concentration camp literature and the first biography of Milena Jesenska, known to us from Franz Kafka's Letters to Milena.
   
  [December 2015]
Thirassia I, a diachronic journey
The volume, edited by Clairy Palyvou and Iris Tzachili, is the first contribution to the history of the island of Thirassia, from the distant past (Bronze Age) to recent times (architecture, social anthropology).
   
 
  Iris Tzachili - Bayindir 1922: A Tale of Loss from Asia Minor. Kondyli Press, 2012
   
  Adrienne Dimakopoulou - Chlôrêis aêdôn, pâle rossignol: Une étude sémantique. Editions Apolis. (PDF in French)
   
 
 

Adrienne Dimakopoulou: Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

  Iris Tzachili: University of Crete
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 

Vrysinas II - The Pottery of the 1972-1973 excavation

edited by Iris Tzachili

This volume is the second in the series of published archaeological material from the Vrysinas Peak Sanctuary, covering the pottery from the 1972-73 excavation. Apart from the basic presentation of the pottery via illustrations, photographs and descriptions, and of its chronological and typological context, the main themes developed are the analysis of human activity at the site as evidenced by the pottery (e.g. large-scale communal meals), the offerings of material and immaterial goods (the ritual), and the visitors' origins.

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Thirassia I, a diachronic journey

edited by Clairy Palyvou and Iris Tzachili

The volume Thirassia I, A Diachronic Journey, is the first contribution to the history of the island of Thirassia, from the distant past (Bronze Age) to recent times (architecture, social anthropology). The work is a series of studies focusing on different research aspects (geology, mining technology, pottery fabric analysis, etc.) and on the search for ancient testimonies through surface surveys. It is, in effect, a mapping of human presence on the island down the ages, highlighting choices, limitations, changes, continuities and discontinuities, and investigating in a variety of ways the phenomenon of insularity.

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Milena from Pragua

Margarete Buber-Neumann

Milena from Prague (original title: Milena, Kafkas Freundin, 1963) is an outstanding example of concentration camp literature and the first biography of Milena Jesenska, known to us from Franz Kafka's Letters to Milena.

Buber-Neumann's narrative focuses on the chronicle of her friendship with Milena, which arose in the harsh daily life of the Nazi Ravensbruck concentration camp. The work accomplishes a double aim: as a concentration camp testimony, it provides a first-hand account of the rapid deterioration of living conditions at the camp, culminating in the transformation of Ravensbruck from a labour camp to an extermination camp.

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Textiles and Dress in Grece and the Roman East: A Technological and Social Approach.

Edited by Iris Tzachili and Eleni Zimi

Dress, textiles and their production process are a difficult scientific venture to embark upon, due to the complexity of the subject. They present many different aspects and touch on a wide variety of social sectors, such as the economy, technique, raw materials, commerce, fashion and symbolisms of all kinds. This is even more the case when the period covered is the Roman era in Greece, a multifarious and little-studied time influenced both by the weight of Classical tradition and by the new mores and customs spreading throughout the empire.

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Vrysinas I - Minoan Artistic Landscapes. The vases with applied plastic figures from the Vrysinas Peak Sanctuary and the quest for depth.

by Iris Tzachili

The starting-point of this study is a series of vases from the Vrysinas Peak Sanctuary with applied plastic decoration representing landscapes, currently presented as unique to this site. There is also reference to the clay figurines with depictions of rocks, trees and animals from the same site. The finds, the methods of artistic representation and other similar Minoan finds are analysed, before moving on to other categories of Minoan artwork with representations of landscapes. There is extensive discussion of the concept of perspective, the quest for depth and the form this quest assumes in Minoan contexts.

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Aegean Metallurgy in the Bronze Age

Edited by Iris Tzachili

The jigsaw puzzle of the metallurgy and metalworking of the Aegean is slowly being completed. It is being filled in by new finds, new methods, and analyses that point to new possibilities. The pieces of the puzzle are still difficult to assemble: our knowledge is frequently fragmented, both geographically and chronologically. Nevertheless it is now possible to arrive at a minimum series of technical events in a chronological and geographical sequence, not just a sequence of abstract technological development, following a continuous and linear concept. The effort is rather directed to plotting the evidence in chronological, technical and geographical correspondence, albeit with a number of gaps, regressions and delays.

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