Ottoman Athens: Archaeology, Topography, History” edited by Maria Georgopoulou and Konstantinos Thanasakis

“This collection of 12 essays was published by the Gennadius Library and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, with the support of the Association of the Philoi of the Gennadius Library.

The history of Athens has been of central importance to the Gennadius Library.  As a descendant of the Athenian Benizelos family, Joannes Gennadius was especially drawn to materials on the city during the Ottoman period. The similar interests of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation have secured the publication of this book, a joint effort of two institutions that respect the exploration of history.

The project was conceived around the exhibition Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833, organized by the Gennadius Library in the Spring of 2015. A symposium on “The Topography of Ottoman Athens: Archaeology and Travel” inspired this edited volume.

Table of contents:

George Tolias, “The Ruined City Restored: Athens and the Fabric of Greece in Renaissance Geography”

Tasos Tanoulas, “Reconsidering Documents about Athens under Ottoman Rule: The Vienna Anonymous and the Bassano Drawing”

Elizabeth Key Fowden, “The Parthenon Mosque, King Solomon, and the Greek Sages”

Gulcin Tunalı, “An 18th-century Take on Ancient Greece: Mahmud Efendi and the Creation of the Tarih-i Medinetu’l-Hukema”

Dimitris N. Karidis , “The Neighborhood of Karykes and the Fountain of the Exechoron”

Yannis Kizis, “The Restoration of the Benizelos Mansion: The Sole Preserved Athenian Residence of the Ottoman Era”

Eleni I. Kanetaki, “Documenting the Ottoman Baths of Athens: A Study on Topography”

Aliki Asvesta and Ioli Vingopoulou, “Travelers’ Narratives Describing the Hammams of Athens”

Joanita Vroom, “Broken Pots from Ottoman Athens: A New View from the Agora Excavations”

Katerina Stathi, “Putting Athens on the Ottoman Map: Preliminary Observations”

Elena Korka and Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Shariat-Panahi, “Early 19th-century Athens, the Great Powers, and the Parthenon Sculptures”

H. Şukru Ilıcak, “Revolutionary Athens through Ottoman Eyes (1821–1828): New Evidence from the Ottoman State Archives”