When Brian de Jongh's two classic Companion Guides, Southern Greece and Mainland Greece, were first published they were greeted with acclaim and immediately established themselves as essential guides. They have now been combined into this single volume, covering the whole of the Greek mainland. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by John Gandon (Brian de Jongh's nephew) and Geoffrey Graham-Bell, taking into account both new archaeological discoveries and recent development. Brian de Jongh combined an expert knowledge of history, archaeology and mythology with a profound understanding of the Greek people and a feeling for the landscape which inspired their myths and monuments: he describes a country that he loved and much of which Pausanias, writing almost two thousand years ago, would still recognise. This book is, more than ever, the most indispensable of all modern guides to Greece.
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Each book in the "Companion Guides" series aims to provide a comprehensive travel companion, in the person of the author, who knows intimately the places and people of whom he or she writes. It is hoped that the text and accompanying illustrations will help readers prepare for their travels. This is a detailed guide to cities and peninsulas of mainland Greece. It contains a detailed account of Athens and the surrounding archaeological sites, and descriptions of secondary cities, such as Thessaloniki, and the countryside.Review:
Essential reading for anyone planning a journey to Greece. COUNTRY LIFE Dotted throughout with rich and informative disquisitions... at once warm, humane and dry in the best sense. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT It is difficult to think of a writer of guides today with whom to compare de Jongh in his far-reaching familiarity with Greece. To our knowledge, this is the best guide to Mainland Greece in English. ATHENIAN
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Book Description Collins, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2161117