News of Richard Clogg’s Levant library donated to the British School at Athens
The library of the BSA is thrilled to announce that the books on the emergence and evolution of the Greek state, up to the period following the occupation of Greece in World War II that were donated by Richard and Mary Jo Clogg are now available for study. Work has commenced on the rest of the collection covering the Ottoman Empire and Balkans.
‘The[entire] collection consists of academic books relating to the Greek world during the Tourkokratia; the emergence and evolution of the Greek state; the history of I kath’imas Anatoli (the Greek East); and the world-wide Greek diaspora. A particularly strong section consists of books, in a variety of languages, relating to Greece during the occupation in World War II. In addition, there are books on the history of Greece’s neighbours: Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia/Yugoslavia, Romania, the Ottoman Empire/Republican Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, all countries with historical heritages similar to that of Greece’
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the British School at Athens, this superb collection of approximately 3,700 volumes will be catalogued, classified and shelved by professional librarian Evgenia Viliotis. Here is a sample of two volumes, selected by her because of their subject matter.
In front lies the “History of the Ottoman Turks” by the English historian Edward Shepherd Creasy, published in 1877, before the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
At the back, there are the first two bound volumes of Spyridon Trikoupis’, “Ιστορια της Ελληνικής Επαναστασέως” first edition, published at London in 1853. Spyridon Trikoupis was a historiographer of the Greek War of Independence and the first Prime Minister of the Greek State in 1833.