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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Greek Royal Family => Topic started by: Alicky1872 on September 08, 2004, 07:08:36 PM

Title: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Alicky1872 on September 08, 2004, 07:08:36 PM
Hello everyone! I am new to all this, and I'm not sure if this is the proper place to start this topic, but here goes... Does anyone out there have a copy of the book The Inheritors of Alexander the Great by Nicolas Tanztos? It's about King George I and his family. (since he married a Romanov Grand Duchess, I guess this is relevant to this website!) I have been trying to find a copy for years, it supposedly has great photos! Since I can't find the book, I'd love it if anyone who owns a copy could scan some of the best pictures!! Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Eurohistory on September 14, 2004, 11:40:26 PM
I got this book when it came out, Gosh almost 15 years ago or so...it seems like an eternity.

The photos are nice, but I must say that better efforts have been published, particvualrly of late with Prince Michael of Greece's marvelous new book on the Greek Dynasty.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Alicky1872 on September 15, 2004, 04:46:47 AM
Thank you for your help! Do you happen to know when they'll be coming out with that new book in English? Do you still have any copies available on your website? Thank you!
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Eurohistory on September 15, 2004, 10:06:34 AM
The book by Prince Michael is still available at eurohistory.com, just email me about it.

I have spoken to the publisher in Athens, when I fetched the books last June, and they told me that although they would love to get the book in English, thery hope to do s, but it is not certain or likely at the moment.

The photo cations are not difficult to identify and the photos included in the book are simply marvelous.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Marlene on February 09, 2005, 09:51:48 AM
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Hello everyone! I am new to all this, and I'm not sure if this is the proper place to start this topic, but here goes... Does anyone out there have a copy of the book The Inheritors of Alexander the Great by Nicolas Tanztos? It's about King George I and his family. (since he married a Romanov Grand Duchess, I guess this is relevant to this website!) I have been trying to find a copy for years, it supposedly has great photos! Since I can't find the book, I'd love it if anyone who owns a copy could scan some of the best pictures!! Thank you!  :)



I have a copy of the book as I worked on it.  It was published in a limited edition and many of the photos were provided by the families.  I probably own most of the photos in the book (as I inherited George's photos - or at least a good selection of what could be found in his apartment.)  However, as many of these photos remain in copyright -and I do not own the rights to the actual photos . I would not be able to scan them.
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Alicky1872 on February 09, 2005, 10:46:31 AM
Marlene, which George's photos did you inherit?
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Marlene on February 09, 2005, 11:31:50 AM
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Marlene, which George's photos did you inherit?


lots - a good chunk of what appeared in the Inheritors.
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Alicky1872 on February 10, 2005, 11:32:03 AM
I meant which GEORGE did you get the pictures from? I'm assuming the author of Inheritors was known by that name since G was hs middle initial?
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Marlene on February 10, 2005, 04:13:03 PM
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I meant which GEORGE did you get the pictures from? I'm assuming the author of Inheritors was known by that name since G was hs middle initial?



George Tantzos - that's how he was known.
Title: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Speedycat on August 15, 2005, 12:51:57 PM
Sorry, but my translation of the Greek title is terrible :-/  Just got this book from my friend in Greece.  There is no English translation but it is nearly all photos anyway! so it doesn't really matter.  And oh what photos they are :D.  Many I have seen before, but the size and quality are stunning!  Hopefully my scanner will copperate soon and I will be able to post some here.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Maki on August 15, 2005, 02:17:40 PM
Looks fascinating.  What kind of pictures are they?
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Marlene on August 15, 2005, 02:25:55 PM
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Sorry, but my translation of the Greek title is terrible :-/  Just got this book from my friend in Greece.  There is no English translation but it is nearly all photos anyway! so it doesn't really matter.  And oh what photos they are :D.  Many I have seen before, but the size and quality are stunning!  Hopefully my scanner will copperate soon and I will be able to post some here.



The Hellenic Dynasty is an absolutely stunning book.  I got the book more than a year ago - the photos come from Greek archives, so they own the copyright to all the photos. There was a discussion to publish an English-language edition, but so far nothing has come of it.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Speedycat on August 16, 2005, 09:04:10 AM
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The Hellenic Dynasty is an absolutely stunning book.  I got the book more than a year ago - the photos come from Greek archives, so they own the copyright to all the photos. There was a discussion to publish an English-language edition, but so far nothing has come of it.



Marlene, the photos are fabulous, aren't they!?  I found the crispness and sharpness of the images better then any I had seen reproduced in a book or magazine.  As an author do you know the reason why these are so much better then other books?  Obviously the photos are extremely old, but I was able to see detailing of patterns on dresses and all the fancy stitching and pleating work of the Edwardian gowns also.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Angie_H on August 16, 2005, 09:29:56 AM
what is the ISBN number please?
Angie
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eurohistory on August 16, 2005, 11:28:33 AM
This book is being sold in the USA by, you guessed it, Eurohistory.com !

We got the book last year in June and quite frankly sold an unexpected number of copies.  I knew the book was fantastic but was quite surprised to see how many people went for it, even though the captions are in Greek.  The photos used are simply amazing!

Getting copies of the book was a challenge.  After trying to get through to the publishers for several months, I had the owner of the hotel where I always stay in Mykonos call Athens and arrange for the book to be shipped to us from Athens to Mykonos, then we transported 40 copies of this very heavy book from Mykonos to Athens to London to Chicago to San Francisco!

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Angie_H on August 17, 2005, 06:51:42 AM
Yes but what is the ISBN?
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Vasilya on December 13, 2005, 04:26:59 PM
Can someone PLEASE tell me exactly where and how to get a copy of this book?
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 13, 2005, 06:49:01 PM
I think you can get them from Arturo Beeche...no ?

The photos I heard came from a lady whose grandmother was a lady in waiting to Queen Sophie, so I thought they were private collection, not from the Benekai Collection in Athens.  ???
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Marlene on December 19, 2005, 03:28:09 PM
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Can someone PLEASE tell me exactly where and how to get a copy of this book?



the book was published in Greece - Fereniki was the publisher.  If you are in Greece, try a bookstore
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Nicistratos on December 20, 2005, 06:51:24 AM
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Can someone PLEASE tell me exactly where and how to get a copy of this book?



 Go to  www.fereniki.gr and you'll find where to buy it
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: julia.montague on December 24, 2005, 04:13:20 AM
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  Go to  www.fereniki.gr and you'll find where to buy it

Is that a joke  ???
Like, when you go to these hotels you can buy it in the next bookstore??  :-/
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: ipflo on December 25, 2005, 04:47:48 AM
The website of the fereniki publisher is btw

http://www.fereniki.com/

But the book is not anymore shown on their website

ipflo
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 25, 2005, 09:21:12 AM
They could be out of it, as I heard the total printout is not large.  :(
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eurohistory on January 02, 2006, 09:27:13 PM
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the book was published in Greece - Fereniki was the publisher.  If you are in Greece, try a bookstore


The week before I made contact with the publisher, I had been to Athens, on my way to Mykonos.  While there I visited some bookstores (as I always do everuwhere I go) and found NO copies of the Greek royal book.  Most bookstore clerks I asked had no idea such a book had been published: "In Greece?" - was their answer when I told them I was looking for a book published BY a Greek company ON the Greek royal family!

It finally took the good offices of the owner of the hotel where I was staying (I've known her many years), who served as interpreter between myself and Fereniki.  She arranged for the publisher to ship the books to Mykonos and paid them!  I only had to worry about paying my hotel owner friend.

The afternoon the books arrived I spent in our room leafing through the pages in absolute heaven.  We did not make it to the beach that afternoon!

The book is fantastic, no doubt.  I do not speak Greek and cannot read it...but I can identify names and I identified all the photos and gave a list of each photo and its contents to several non-Greek speaking descendants of King George I.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 03, 2006, 12:23:50 AM
I am sure you can...so can I. We fans of the Greek Royal family. It is the lesser known familes that really see your strength, which I think you are superb.  ;)
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eurohistory on January 04, 2006, 02:37:57 PM
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It is the lesser known familes that really see your strength, which I think you are superb.  ;)


Thanks for your words of praise...I try my very best at what I do.  

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 04, 2006, 08:44:17 PM
We know and appreciated it. There are so few vendors now these days after last year... :(
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Iskenderbey on January 05, 2006, 10:49:53 AM
OK, I finally tracked down the e-mail I received from the person from which I ordered the book.

Her name is Spiridoula Nika, and her e-mail is snika@leaderbooks.com

Granted, I e-mailed her and had her reserve a copy of the book at one of their stores for me, while I was in Greece in September 2004.

But I don't see why they cannot ship the book.
Hope this helps anyone who is interested in getting the book.

Also, most of the photographs are from the collection of A. Markezini, a friend of the Royal Family, and probably a member of the Court, who collected photographs of the Royal family over many decades.

Regards!
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eurohistory on February 25, 2006, 12:16:28 PM
Prince Michael of Greece. who is very impressed with the EUROHISTORY republication of MY FIFTY YEARS: The Memoirs of Prince Nicholas of Greece, has been approached by me regarding Elleniki Dynasteia.  I have offered to print the version in English they had intended to have printed.  He now has to reply to my offer and once he does so, if positively, then we can look at logistics and time-schedule for publication.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: newfan on December 13, 2009, 04:27:50 AM
Hi
I would like to know what are the books on Greek royal family,I didn't see a posting yet
Thank you
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 16, 2009, 11:59:55 AM
Quite a lot !

Start from John Van de Kiste book on the Greek Monarchy. Both Prince Nicholas & Andrew of Greece published books on their lives and military lives. Queen Frederica had a autobio "A Measure of Understanding" (mostly ghost written).Celia Bertin wrote one on Princess George of Greece (born Princess Marie Bonaparte), Hugo Vickers wrote one on Princess Andrew of Greece. Prince Michael of Greece wrote a book on his family and edited a photo book on the same subject. Princess Marie of Greece (later Grand Duchess George of Greece) wrote her autobio named "A Romanov Diary"...Lots more.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Seth Leonard on December 16, 2009, 02:55:02 PM
Here are a few:

Politics and Statecraft in the Kingdom of Greece 1833-1843 by John A. Petropoulos

Otho I, King of Greece: A Biography by Leonard Bower and Gordon Bolitho

A King's Private Letters by Constantine, King of Greece

Helen, Queen Mother of Rumania by Arthur Gould Lee

No Ordinary Crown: A Biography of King Paul of the Hellenes by Stelio Hourmouzios

A Measure of Understanding by Queen Frederica of the Hellenes

Frederica, Queen of the Hellenes: Mission of a Modern Queen by Lilika S. Papanicolaou

H. M. Konstantine XIII, King of the Hellenes by G. Nicholas Tantzos

Anne-Marie, Dronning Uden Rige by Sara Blaedel

La familia de la reina Sofía by Ricardo Mateos Sáinz De Medrano

Irene de Grecia, La Princesa Rebelde by Eva Celada

My Fifty Years by Prince Nicholas of Greece

Memoirs by Prince Christopher of Greece

A Romanov Diary by Grand Duchess George of Russia

H.R.H. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent by James Wentworth Day

Mémoires insolites by Prince Michael of Greece

For a King’s Love by Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia

Marie Bonaparte by Celia Bertin

Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece by Hugo Vickers

The Royal House of Greece by Arthur Gould Lee

Kings of the Hellenes by John Van der Kiste

The Inheritors of Alexander the Great by G. Nicholas Tantzos

The Royal Hellenic Dynasty by Prince Michael of Greece, Mrs Helen Helmis-Markesinis, and Arturo E. Beeche

The Royal House of Greece by Alan Palmer and Prince Michael of Greece

Greece and the English: British Diplomacy and the Kings of Greece by Panagiotis Dimitrakis
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Seth Leonard on December 16, 2009, 02:57:48 PM
Frederica had a autobio "A Measure of Understanding" (mostly ghost written).

The memoirs of Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia were ghost-written, but I do not believe that is true of Queen Frederica's.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Seth Leonard on December 16, 2009, 03:01:06 PM
Lastly, the two editions of Queen Victoria's Descendants, plus the 2004 update, by Marlene Eilers Koenig are excellent sources for information and photos of the Greeks.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 16, 2009, 03:54:20 PM
I think there is also a book on the life of King George I of Greece, now reprinted by Picadilly Rare Books in Ticehurst. Another Greek book on the Princesses of Greece.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: DavidH on December 17, 2009, 05:02:55 AM
Queen Frederica wrote a second book after  A Measure of Understanding. It is, apparently, an account, from the Queen's perspective, of the events leading up to the fall of the Greek monarchy. It would make fascinating reading but King Constantine and his sisters have always - perhaps understandably - refused to consider publication.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 17, 2009, 10:22:02 AM
I think that is a wise move since Queen Frederica had always been a contraversal person. The book would only open old wounds...
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Marlene on December 17, 2009, 02:26:20 PM

and then there is the new book on British Diplomacy and the Greek monarchy -- and the Greek monarchs do not come off well.

Queen Frederica wrote a second book after  A Measure of Understanding. It is, apparently, an account, from the Queen's perspective, of the events leading up to the fall of the Greek monarchy. It would make fascinating reading but King Constantine and his sisters have always - perhaps understandably - refused to consider publication.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 17, 2009, 03:55:38 PM
Name of the book ?
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eurohistory on December 21, 2009, 10:24:00 AM
It is a fascinating book...expertly and thoroughly researched...but very critical of missteps by the last three Hellenic monarchs.

My book, THE ROYAL HELLENIC DYNASTY was coauthored with Prince Michael of Greece, is a lovely photo book of more than 200 pages filled with amazing images. It is both available through Amazon and through eurohistory.com

Best,  Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 22, 2009, 10:54:02 AM
That is already a classic. A must have for lovers of the monarchy of Greece.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Clemence on December 23, 2009, 02:01:34 PM
being recently in Athens I came across a new pubblication about royal palaces in modern Greece - it seemed wonderful to me!

the title is: ''Ανάκτορα στην Ελλάδα'' by Καρδαμίτση-Αδάμη Μάρω, 300 pages, 90 euros, ISBN: 9789602042830
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 24, 2009, 10:22:18 AM
Expensive ! I hope the photos are great...
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Clemence on December 24, 2009, 03:27:27 PM
Indeed! But it's also covering a field very little covered in Greece till now, I find the idea great.
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on January 28, 2010, 01:27:19 PM
I manage to find a copy of this rare book by the help of my father yesterday, it took five years to find a copy at a somewhat good price.

Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: grandduchessella on January 28, 2010, 02:10:59 PM
Congrats! I had bought a copy when it first came out, then foolishly sold it several years later. I eventually managed to get a replacement for $8 (!!!) because I guess the person selling it didn't realize what it was. Thank God for the internet!
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on January 28, 2010, 05:58:18 PM
thanks :) Well it came out before I was born lol.

my price was very expensive. but 100 dollars less then the other sellers, so its was so-so price, but my father buy  half it of it with me, so i clearly only spent under 100, it was worth it, i remember five years ago i brow it from a library and loved it. I can't wait for my copy to come in the mail. :)
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: grandduchessella on January 28, 2010, 10:08:48 PM
Okay--you're making me feel really old! LOL When I bought the book in college in was brand new.  ;)
Title: Re: The Inheritors of Alexander The Great
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on January 28, 2010, 11:23:10 PM
Lol, well i'm quite old too, i'm 20, I have been a member of this forum for about six years.

Thats cool :-)

Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Clemence on August 22, 2010, 02:57:58 PM
http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_2_12/12/2009_383092
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on August 23, 2010, 09:42:44 AM
Translated using Google Chrome Default translator..

"The palace in Greece
  Richly illustrated study recounts the building of the old political regime
Nikos Vatopoulos

Think what impression did the Athenians and visitors to the city building the Palace, the current parliament, when launched in 1843. With money lent Louis of Bavaria, A (father, Otto, and that Greece had decades to repay), the palace was designed by Friedrich von Gaertner, the major architects of the neoclassical Munich was a very long building in a desert. Few Greeks think now that if Athens has a parliament building these standards, this is due to Ludwig of Bavaria.

The architect Maro Kardamitsi-Adami leads us to a rather inaccessible world of the 19th century. The same dire researcher of the history of Athens man who dares to suggest stops and looks towards the city, stating that he brings owl with its new study on the "Palace" in Greece, but organizes our knowledge and invites us to see with another look at a piece of history. In fact do much more.

Unfulfilled plans
Because, while researching the archives of George kept at the National History Museum, unfolds not only the building of political dynasties in Greece (both on and on Othon George), but brings to light many unfulfilled plans of buildings. All that knowledge is located in a perfect album titled 'Palace in Greece, "adopted by the house" Melissa "and the National History Museum (great photos of George Yerolymbou).

What struck me in the research of Maro Kardamitsi-Adami is calm, mature and comprehensive approach to a matter in which Greece had so far emerged that apparently cymose attitude towards our society in history. Is the situation as the Tatoi is an open question that has been delayed, which requires to be offered in Greece (as in all European countries) information about what existed before.

Indeed, this publication seeks cut from that side, because not only has spectacular building of the current Parliament and the Presidential Palace (built by Schiller as a residence successor), the Mon Repos, the Achillion, the Queen and the Tower Tatoi, structures that exist to date (regardless if you do not know the inside), but raises all the unfulfilled plans for the building was never built.

As bourgeois villas
As aptly pointed out by Maro Kardamitsi-Adami, kings in Greece were aware that the country was poor, so not sexy built palaces. What in the palaces of Greece is called for other countries bourgeois villas. However, all have their history, their contribution to shaping a fixed architectural environment and serve as a mirror together, European style aesthetic of the period 1840-1914.

Numerous files were used for the publication. For the first time the proposals of L. Lange on Otto's palace, the proposal of Christian Hansen for Vacation palaces of King George, his plans for the Chiller now the Presidential Palace, the proposal of E. Piat for Royal Pavilion in Piraeus, plans for the palace was planned in Tripoli, etc. It is an aesthetic delight.

Maro Kardamitsi-Adami, "Palaces in Greece." Ed. National History Museum and "Melissa."
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: edtash on November 24, 2010, 10:24:44 AM
Royal Hellenic Dynasty is a marvelous book I treasure. I first got the Greek version and was overjoyed when the English version was published by Eurohistory.com – a great decision and a great piece of work!!

Eddie
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Teddy on February 12, 2011, 05:08:11 AM
There is a new book out about the Royal Family of Greece: The Greek Royal Family from the collection of Anastasios G. Capa
Its from King George I until the fall of the Hellenic dynasty.

The book is available through: www.hoogstraten.nl
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Clemence on February 27, 2011, 11:28:09 AM
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ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ






Ημερολόγιο Πρίγκιπος Νικολάου
1909-1912
επιμέλεια Κώστας Μ. Σταματόπουλος

Διαστάσεις: 16 x 24
Σελίδες: 656
Τιμή: 25 ευρώ
ISBN: 978.960. 9513.04.3

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις εκδόσεις Φερενίκη το βιβλίο «Ημερολόγιο Πρίγκιπος Νικολάου 1909-1912» σε επιμέλεια Κώστα Μ. Σταματόπουλου.
Όπως σημειώνει στον πρόλογό του ο επιμελητής της εκδόσεως, το Ημερολόγιο του Πρίγκιπος Νικολάου (1872-1938) είναι το μόνο τέτοιο κείμενο που διαθέτουμε μέχρι στιγμής από μέλος της δυναστείας του Γεωργίου Α’ και αποτελεί πρώτης τάξεως πηγή, επιτρέπουσα την εισχώρηση στα ενδότερα των Ανακτόρων και της βασιλικής οικογένειας, προκειμένου να αντιληφθούμε το τι συνέβαινε σε έναν χώρο για τον οποίο σχεδόν ό,τι γνωρίζουμε είναι από δεύτερο χέρι. Το Ημερολόγιο αφηγείται στη λεπτομέρειά της, μία κομβική περίοδο πολύπλευρης κρίσης, θανάσιμων εθνικών απειλών και ραγδαίων προσαρμογών, διαστάσεις της οποίας έντονα θυμίζουν τη δική μας, σε βαθμό μάλιστα αποθάρρυνσης, καθ’ ότι η περιγραφή της Ελλάδας του 1909/1910, μηδενίζει ως προς πολλά τον αιώνα που μεσολάβησε.
         Επίσης, δίνει τη δυνατότητα της γνωριμίας με έναν συμπαθέστατο άνθρωπο, τον βασιλόπαιδα Νικόλαο, συγκινητικό στην προσπάθειά του να μην αδικήσει την αντίπερα πλευρά, και να φθάσει όσο πιο κοντά γίνεται στην αλήθεια, με αφοπλιστική ειλικρίνεια και τιμιότητα.
   

Εκδόσεις Φερενίκη
Σπευσίππου 26-28, Αθήνα 10675
Τηλ. 210-7220043
Φαξ: 210-7220170
Email: fereniki@fereniki.com


the above is about a presentation of a new book on the diaries of prince nikolaos of greece, which will take place in hotel plaza, syntagma sq., athens, greece in march 10th, 2011 at 19.00

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Αγαπητοί φίλοι,
>
> Ο κ. Κώστας Σταματόπουλος, Ιστορικός και συγγραφέας του Χρονικού του Τατοίου θα χαρεί πολύ να παρευρεθούμε στην παρουσίαση του νέου του βιβλίου "Ημερολόγιο Πρίγκιπος Νικολάου 1909-1912" που κυκλοφόρησε από τις εκδόσεις Φερενίκη.
>
> Η παρουσίαση θα λάβει χώρα στο ξενοδοχείο Plaza (Πλατεία Συντάγματος) στις 10 Μαρτίου και ώρα 1900.
>
> Θα σας αποστείλω σύντομα και τη σχετική πρόσκληση εκ μέρους του.
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> Σας επισυνάπτω σχετικό δελτίο τύπου.
>
> Θα χαρώ πολύ να σας συναντήσω.
>
> Με φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς,
> Βασίλης Κουτσαβλής
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 29, 2011, 07:12:08 PM
There is a new book out about the Royal Family of Greece: The Greek Royal Family from the collection of Anastasios G. Capa
Its from King George I until the fall of the Hellenic dynasty.

The book is available through: www.hoogstraten.nl

I just ordered that book a few days ago, and i cant wait to get it in the mail. I tell you all about it when i get it. Luckily i know how to read names in Greek and that my boyfriend is Greek (he reads and speaks Greek). :)
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: grandduchessella on August 29, 2011, 09:22:20 PM
I have to say,I already have it and was displeased.  I don't recall one new photo,the book wasn't large (ala a coffee-table book) and the photo quality was poor. I actually regretted purchasing (very rare) esp at the price. :  (
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 30, 2011, 12:53:14 PM
GrandDuchess Ella-  thank you for an inside :)


Off topic but i found this very strange about my boyfriend. He Greek and has a lot of Greek pride! but he doesnt know ANY history of Greece which I studied for about seven years. And i asked him if he wants to know any but he said no, which i find strange.

I have a feeling he'll well not help me translate the book, maybe if there is any letter and such i can ask his mother (whom is from Greece) to help me out and maybe any new info well be a joy to you all. :)

Eric - yes. that book is great. but my favorite is  The Life Story of Princess Marina by Grace Ellison. the book has a lot of great photos (though small and poor quality ) of a small Marina and  many with her sisters Olga and Elisabeth.


books that i have about the Greek Royal family:

1. For Love of A King – Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia – 1956

2.   The Royal House of Greece- Air Vic Marshal Arthur Gould Lee- 1948

3.   My Fifty Years – HRH Prince Nicholas of Greece & Denmark (forward by Arturo E. Beeche)- 2006

4.   Memoirs- HRH Prince Christopher of Greece & Denmark – 1938

5.   Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece – Hugo Vickers- 2000

6.   Princess Alice – Toni Breidel- 2006 (Texted in  Greek)

7.  Marina –Sophia Watson – 1994

8.  HRH Princess Marina Duchess of Kent – J Wentworth Day- 1962

9. The Life Story of Princess Marina – Grace Ellison –1934

10.  Princess Marina her life and times – Stella King – 1969

11.   Intimate Life Story of HRH the Duchess of Kent – Baroness Helena Von der Horen- 1937

12. Royal Romances, Prince George and Princess Marina – Marshall Cavendish – 1991

13. Helen, Portrait of a Queen –Radu Princpe de Hohenzollern Veringen – 2007 (Texted in both English and Romanian)

14.   The Inheritors of Alexander the Great – G. Nicholas Tantzos -1986

15.   The Royal Hellenic Dynasty – HRH Prince Michael of Greece, Mrs. Helen Helmis Markesinis and Arturo E. Beeche – 2007

16.   The Royal House of Greece – HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Alan Palmer – 1990

17. Royal Destiny- E.E.P. Tisdall -1955
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 30, 2011, 02:02:24 PM
Yes. I think your boyfriend must be born after King Constantine II left Greece. The ruling party did all they could to spray paint the Royal Family from their history...

I have all that and...

1. The Empress Frederick writes to Sophie (letters) edited by Arthur Gould Lee
2, Princess Marie Bonaparte (story of Princess George of Greece) by Ceila Bertin.
3. The Queen Mother Helen of Romania by Arthur Gould Lee.
4. A Romanov Diary by Grand Duchess George of Russia (Princess Marie of Greece).
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 30, 2011, 03:26:27 PM
Yep, my boyfriend was born in 1984. But his mother lived in Greece until she was a pre-teenager. She remembers walking to school and seeing army tanks in the streets, she was terrified. Also her classmates, whom she went to school with in Greece, were killed after she came to America. They were protesting against the Government.

but also my boyfriend doesnt even know Ancient Greek legends and etc..that part is the strangest.

Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 30, 2011, 03:30:20 PM
I guess that depends on what level of education he got and what school he went to. Not an expert on Greek school curriculum...
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 30, 2011, 03:34:35 PM
no, i think he doesnt like history in general. pity.

anyways...

 i been looking EVERYWHERE for this book called "Princesses of Greece" which was printed around 2003ish, in Greek and i cant find it anywhere. i found it once on an online Greek bookstore but after a month of waiting for the book, the owner emailed me telling me that his out of stock and i got a refund. it really p*ssed me off.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: grandduchessella on August 30, 2011, 04:34:47 PM
I have Royal Hellenic Dynasty (among many others but in terms of picture books) and am of 2 minds of it.

One side loves it to pieces as there are many nice photos in it and it is a very well put together book with large photos that are well-presented and good quality. Just the number of photos gathered together is wonderful.

The other side says, 'ack, I myself own at least 1/2, if not more (it's been a while), of the images shown in here. Granted, I've been collecting for *ahem* years--all the way back to high school--but still. For a book put out (in English) with a member of the Greek royal family and knowing the access to some archival photos, I'm waiting for a book that REALLY blows the lid off of the treasure trove of less-common photos that are out there. (One of the things I loved about the Four Graces which wasn't even a photo book). I love the ones that are more informal--that weren't reproduced in mass quantity as photos and postcards or in magazines/newspapers of the day--but rather had pride of place on desks and tables and which were lovingly scrapbooked away in family collections.

Yet, this IS still the pre-eminent photo book on the Greek royals of the era. If anyone wants a single book to chose from in that respect, this is the book.

On a side note, I bought it when it was in Greek--was it substantively altered in photos for the English version? I have never figured out whether I should invest in the Prince Michael version.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 30, 2011, 04:39:22 PM
I don't care to get the English version since the Greek version I got was the first print and signed...
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: grandduchessella on August 30, 2011, 06:17:59 PM
I just didn't want to buy something that was fundamentally the same book only in English. If additional photos or anecdotes were supplied in the English version, it might be worth it.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 31, 2011, 10:18:03 AM
^ I'm the same way, I did that twice, 1. the Nicholas and Alexandra book by Massie, thinking that it be "more stuff" i was greatly disappointed. but kinda had too since the old one was in really bad shape.  only difference that they printed less photos in the new one. so it was no biggie and i was working at the time.
2. when i got a second bio of Queen Marie of Romania, i was completely wrong. I gave old copy away. kinda glad since the old copy smelt of smoke (i HATE that)

I never saw the Greek Version of "Royal Hellenic Dynasty" it has the same cover as the English one, so i bid it the same.


Oh and i forgot i had these also in my collection:

17. The Wedding Number, the Illustrated London News , HRH Princess Marina – December 1st, 1934
19. HRH the Duchess of Kent – Anne Packard- 1950
20. A Romanov Diary- HRIH Grand Duchess George. Princess Maria of Greece- 1988 (Had this book under Russian Books)
21.  The Kents – Audrey Whiting – 1985 (About Princess Marina and her family, under English Royal Books)
22. Marie Bonaparte, a Life- Celia Bertin -  1982 (had this book under French books)


Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: grandduchessella on August 31, 2011, 11:44:30 AM
If you can get a copy of the Sphere wedding commemorative issue for George and Marina it beats the Illustrated London News hands-down in terms of rare photos and number of photos.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Laura_ on September 01, 2011, 06:42:16 AM
There is a new book out about the Royal Family of Greece: The Greek Royal Family from the collection of Anastasios G. Capa
Its from King George I until the fall of the Hellenic dynasty.

The book is available through: www.hoogstraten.nl


I'm thinking about ordering it too! :-)
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 01, 2011, 01:31:37 PM
I think there is a Greek book on its Princesses. I got that too. Got a few chapters translated. Ricardo Mateos has a book on the relations of Queen Sophia of Spain, it included chapters on her cousins and aunts too. :-)
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 31, 2013, 06:58:19 PM
I have found a booksite that sells "Princesses of Greece" i have placed an order. Hope all ends well and get it within a month

http://www.papasotiriou.gr/product/prigkipisses-tis-ellados
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on September 02, 2013, 12:49:16 PM
^ Well ignore that, the order was cancelled due to non in stock and no longer in print which sucks!!! SORRY EVERYONE, I TRIED.

Hopefully a Royal Publisher would find it and reprint it and in english! If have to wait five years, i can wait another five.
Title: Re: Books on Greek Royals
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 02, 2013, 02:01:35 PM
I will do something on the subject...But Ricardo Mateos Sainz Mandrano also touched the Greek Royal Family in his book (in Spanish) on Queen Sophia of Spain's relatives.