In the Story of Lemnos, the age-long history of a relatively unknown and somewhat ignored until recently Aegean Island turns into a fascinating narrative, a real chronicle of the place and its people. In its pages, readers will find important information about the society, the economy, the political life, the art and the intellectual output of the Island over time, from the first nomadic settlements during the late Paleolithic period (ca. 10,500 BC), until today: with extensive references to the prehistoric cities of Poliochni and Myrina, to the important site of Koukonisi, Hephaestia and Kaveirion during the Archaic and Classical periods (7th-4th centuries BC), Lemnos of the Hellenistic and Roman eras, Lemnos as a Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman possession, but also the life of the Island and its inhabitants from the liberation of 1912-13 onwards.
Finally, we get to read about Lemnos of today: places of historical importance, archeological sites and museums, but also locations of natural beauty, geological monuments and places of ecological interest, beaches and traditional settlements. There are also references to the intangible and gastronomic heritage of the Island, but also the music and dance tradition that is reviving to this day.
Weight 720 g Dimensions 17 × 24 cm Binding Language
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