Год издания: 2006
Издатель: American School of Classical Studies at Athen
Количество страниц: 274
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First published in 1953, this book presents a description of 16 of the larger medieval fortresses in the Peloponnese, occupied by the Venetians during the period 1685–1715. It is also a beautifully written celebration of some of Greece’s most striking, but also least studied, architectural monuments, inspired by a unique collection of 17th-century fortification plans (the so-called Grimani codex) preserved in the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The author first saw the plans in 1948 and devoted the next four years of his life to a historical and archaeological investigation of the castles they depicted. He not only searched out hundreds of obscure documentary sources but also made a point of visiting, and personally describing and photographing, every castle—not an easy thing to do at the end of the Greek Civil War. The final publication was an instant classic, but has been out of print for many years. This edition...