The Little Monk of Mιstras, originally published in the journal Children’s Life (1927–1931), is the story of a young orphan boy whose warrior grandfather entrusts him into the care of two nuns in the Monastery of Pantanassa at Mystras. The story unfolds from the beginnings of the Greek War of Independence through to the day of the arrival of King Otto at Nafplion. On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821, and wishing to honor the memory of Maria Momferatos who served as President of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women (1958–1962), the Lyceum Club, jointly with Kapon Editions, are republishing the Little Monk of Mιstras, bringing it afresh to an audience of young and older readers alike, so that he can tell us again his fascinating story that is also a micrography of our History at large.

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    Adapted and Edited by Katerina Daskalaki

    The Little Monk of Mιstras, authored by Maria Momferatos and originally published in the journal Children’s Life (1927–1931), is the story of a young orphan boy whose warrior grandfather entrusts him into the care of two nuns in the Monastery of Pantanassa at Mistras. The story unfolds from the beginnings of the Greek War of Independence through to the day of the arrival of King Otto at Nafplion. While following the young boy who grows up dressed as a monk, so that he can evade being recruited by the Turks, young and older readers alike will take a taste of what Mistras used to be use in the days of the Frankish rule and of the Paleologos dynasty, as well as during the Ottoman rule, and they will become witnesses to the invasion of Ibrahim Pasha to Peloponnese, they will meet Demetrios Yspilantis in the battle of Mills, and they will feel the rumbling of the canons in the sea-battle of Navarino. Against this background, a young boy reaches manhood and gets to know the revolutionaries, before being taken under the auspices of the German Philhellene Professor Müller, who will help him to study in Munich, so that he can finally return to Greece an educated man to offer his services, aboard the same ship that brings King Otho to Nafplion.

    On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821, and wishing to honor the memory of Maria Momferatos who served as President of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women (1958–1962), the Lyceum Club, jointly with Kapon Editions, are republishing the Little Monk of Mιstras, adapted and edited by Katerina Daskalaki, bringing it afresh to a new generation of readers, so that he can tell us again his fascinating story that is also a micrography of our History at large and a testimony of the quite inconceivable power of the soul that creates history and binds it together — a power that the Lyceum calls “Memory” and “Tradition”.

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    Weight 1100 g
    Dimensions 21 × 28 cm
    Binding

    Language

    Greek

    Pages 176
    Images 42
    Drawings
MARIA MOMFERATOS

The Little Monk of Mistras

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The Little Monk of Mιstras, originally published in the journal Children’s Life (1927–1931), is the story of a young orphan boy whose warrior grandfather entrusts him into the care of two nuns in the Monastery of Pantanassa at Mystras. The story unfolds from the beginnings of the Greek War of Independence through to the day of the arrival of King Otto at Nafplion. On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821, and wishing to honor the memory of Maria Momferatos who served as President of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women (1958–1962), the Lyceum Club, jointly with Kapon Editions, are republishing the Little Monk of Mιstras, bringing it afresh to an audience of young and older readers alike, so that he can tell us again his fascinating story that is also a micrography of our History at large.

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