Entries Tagged as 'Economy'

Memories of Venizelos

January 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on Memories of Venizelos

Few people can boast a family home like that of Rena and Ioanna Koutsoudakis. Built in the early 20th century as the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s consulate, when Ottoman rule had just ended, it was later purchased by their family and leased to the British in August 1940, who reprised its diplomatic role. During WWII the building […]

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Renaissance Men of Venetian Crete

January 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on Renaissance Men of Venetian Crete

While many people have heard of a certain Cretan painter nicknamed El Greco, most visitors would be surprised to learn just how significant Cretan scholars and humanists were to the Italian Renaissance, and to early modern thought in general. When the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453, many Byzantine scholars took refuge in Venetian-held Crete, bringing […]

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