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Castles of Northwest Greece: From the early Byzantine Period to the eve of the First World War
by Allan Brooks  ISBN 978-0-9575846-0-0

Northwest Greece has always been relatively isolated from the rest of the Greek mainland and, with the exception of small pockets of intense development on the coast, is little visited by foreign tourists. Modern guidebooks of necessity concentrate on the few important classical and Hellenistic sites with only passing reference to mediaeval and later fortifications. Yet these monuments bear witness to the complex later history of the region when Norman, Italian, Angevin, Serbian, Venetian, Turkish, and Albanian invaders competed for control. This book is intended to redress this imbalance by providing a detailed guide to a selection of the castles and forts of the area dating from the early Byzantine period to the eve of the First World War. For each site the book provides an historical survey, a description of the surviving remains and pertinent information about the general topography of the area and its changes over time.
332p, 198 b/w illus., 43 maps and plans. View extract and table of contents

Landscapes of the Greek Myths
by Allan Brooks  ISBN 978-0-9575846-1-7

The Greek myths described the ancient Greeks' beliefs about their history, their ancestry and their gods. The myths were rooted in a real world, a compact physical environment of inhospitable, rugged mountains separating small agricultural plains that occupy what is now southern and central Greece. This book is an exploration of that landscape and brings the myths and their settings together in a format designed for the independent traveller.
272p, 57 b/w illus., 22 maps and plans