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Modern Greek Collections

We have one of the world's finest collections of imprints from Greece and Cyprus, as well as of material about these countries published elsewhere, covering all periods of their history and all aspects of their rich and varied heritage.


A detail from a woodcut, published in Vienna in 1798, showing St Paul's Monastery on Mount Athos. Copyright © The British Library Board

Catalogues and printed guides of Modern Greek material in the British Library

Most of the Library's Modern Greek material can be traced on Explore the British Library.

Chris Michaelides "Three early Cavafy items in the British Library" in The British Library journal, vol. 19, no 1, Spring 1993.

Transliteration of Modern Greek (Humanities reader guide, no. 6)

Modern Greek material elsewhere in the British Library

Early printed material (pre-1851) is held by Early Printed Collections. Manuscripts are held by the Manuscript Collections. Newspapers are held at British Library Newspapers Library. Official and government publications are held at the Social Policy Information Service, Social sciences and scientific serials and conference proceedings are held at the Document Supply service. Scientific monographs are held by Science Technology & Business. Recorded sound is held by the National Sound Archive. Other Modern Greek material is held in the Map, Music and Philatelic Collections.

Bibliographical resources for Modern Greek studies

A brief listing of some useful publications available in the British Library and elsewhere. University catalogues are listed under Modern Greek Internet resources.

Greek periodicals are covered by the British Union Catalogue of Periodicals (BUCOP).

Byzantine & Modern Greek studies.
University of Birmingham, 1975 - P.701/1529
An annual journal devoted to all aspects of Byzantine and Modern Greek scholarship: historical, literary, social-anthropological.

Greek, Roman and Byzantine studies.
1959 -


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