Titel: Early European Tourists Describing Zakynthos
Autoren/Herausgeber: Charalampos Minaoglou
Ausgabe: 1., Auflage
Document from the year 2013 in the subject History - Miscellaneous, grade: A, course: Early Modern Greek History, language: English, abstract: Early European Tourists Describing Zakynthos consists of twenty-six passages from various travellers that visited the Greek island during the previous centuries. They refer to the social, financial, political and ecclesiastical life of the inhabitants, offering at the same time details on their habits. Sometimes, they present descriptions of the island totally different from what one can see nowadays. So, the reader is provoked to estimate the changes and the development of the island. Apart from their historical significance, these texts costitute real literature and offer a great pleasure to the reader. Their authors write both for the historian, who wishes to find details referring to the island, and the tourist, who hopes to read something pleasant under the sun. They really achieve to reveal a fascinating past that anyone would be fond of going back to.