[September 2016]
Vrysinas II - The Pottery of the 1972-1973 excavation
This volume is the second in the series of published archaeological material from the Vrysinas Peak Sanctuary, covering the pottery from the 1972-73 excavation. Apart from the basic presentation of the pottery via illustrations, photographs and descriptions, and of its chronological and typological context, the main themes developed are the analysis of human activity at the site as evidenced by the pottery (e.g. large-scale communal meals), the offerings of material and immaterial goods (the ritual), and the visitors' origins.
  [December 2015]
Milena from Prague
The book is the Greek translation of Margarete Buber-Neumann's Milena from Prague (1963) by Toula Sieti. It is an outstanding example of concentration camp literature and the first biography of Milena Jesenska, known to us from Franz Kafka's Letters to Milena.
  [December 2015]
Thirassia I, a diachronic journey
The volume, edited by Clairy Palyvou and Iris Tzachili, is the first contribution to the history of the island of Thirassia, from the distant past (Bronze Age) to recent times (architecture, social anthropology).
  Iris Tzachili - Bayindir 1922: A Tale of Loss from Asia Minor. Kondyli Press, 2012
  Adrienne Dimakopoulou - Chlôrêis aêdôn, pâle rossignol: Une étude sémantique. Editions Apolis. (PDF in French)

Adrienne Dimakopoulou: Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

  Iris Tzachili: University of Crete

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Bayindir 1922: A Tale of Loss from Asia Minor. (Kondyli Press, 2012)

Iris Tzachili

Bayndir 1922: A Tale of Loss from Asia Minor is the story of the town of Bayindir in Western Asia Minor near Smyrna in the early 20th century, based on refugees’ written and oral accounts, general historical information and personal reminiscences retained by their children and grandchildren. The difficult circumstances of public and private catastrophe are gently touched upon, with their emotions, vacillations and unutterable suffering.

This slim volume sheds light on various aspects of people’s lives, dramatic or funny, dark or happy. It strikes a balance between historical essay, personal reminiscences, the attempt to interpret and understand events, and the narration of a collective trauma as experienced by individuals. It is the story of a way of life between 1900 and 1922, critical years of devastating changes for the populations of Asia Minor. The clouds gather threateningly, but the narratives are redolent of a calm, happy, almost light-hearted life, as the refugees later wished to remember it. We discover, along with the author, the tricks of memory and oblivion, the paradise people recalled and the hell they tried to forget, together with the deep, unexpressed trauma they passed on to the following generations.

187pp. with b&w illustrations and photographs