Bent Theodore, Island-Hopping in the Cyclades, abridged from The Cyclades, or Life among the Insular Greeks originally published in 1885.
Herbert, Henry, Lord Carnarvon, Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea, abridged from Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea: Extracts from a Journal of Travels in Greece, by the late Earl of Carnarvon, edited by his son the present Earl, first published in 1839.
Cockerell, Charles, Travels in Greece, abridged from Travels in Southern Europe and the Levant, 1810-17: the Journal of C.R.Cockerell RA, first published in 1903.
Curzon, Robert, Over the Mountains to Meteora, abridged from Visits to the Monasteries in the Levant, first published in 1849.
Lithgow, William, Rare Adventures, abridged from The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures and Painefull Perigrinations of Long Nineteen Years Travayles from Scotland to the most Kingdoms in Europe, Asia and Africa, first published in 1632.
Urquhart, David, Kidnapped by Brigands, abridged from The Spirit of the East, first published in 2 vols. in 1839.
'This series is a thoroughly welcome publishing initiative. How long does it take for the eyes to start glazing over when faced by the history section of a modern Greek Travel Guide? ╔nvariably, they are dense, humourless and dull. ═´ such problem exists for any of the six texts skilfully selected, introduced and abridged by Anagnosis editor John L Tomkinson. These accounts vividly recreate the past in voices of larger-than-life ┬rit´ns who were travelling not in comfort, by car and ferry, but by horseback and caique. They were ´n missions and (the Bents excluded) and they lived dangerously ´n the edge, in times of great social unrest...
'And, ▀n the end, providing valuable social and h▀st´rical information is what the Grecian Joumeys series does so well. ╔n their different ways, all these earlier travellers were interesting, inquisitive and adventurous, however we judge their behaviour. Tomkinson has done an excellent job paring down the ´rig▀nal publications and providing useful introductions to each author and text. Anyone with an interest in Greek history, folklore and customs will find them both informative and entertaining. On my next tri˝ to the Cyclades, the observations of J. Theodore Bent will be in my pocket.' Jonathan Carr in Athens News