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The 6,000 beards of Athos

Author: Ralph H Brewster; Jonathan Keates
Publisher: Norwich : Michael Russell, 1999, 1935.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This curiosity of a book is the account of an extended visit to Mount Athos, the holy mountain of Greek Orthodoxy, with its great cluster of monasteries. The narrator is Ralph Brewster, a musically talented exotic, skilled photographer, and, as Jonathan Keates neatly describes him in his foreword, "someone whose gift was for embracing the pleasures and possibilities of the immediate moment." Twenty-nine at the time  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph H Brewster; Jonathan Keates
ISBN: 0859552519 9780859552516
OCLC Number: 49059492
Notes: "Clocktower paperbacks" - cover.
"First published 1935. This edition published 1999 by Michael Russell (Publishing) Ltd." - T.p. verso.
Description: 159 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jonathan Keates --
Prologue --
Karyes --
Koutloumoussiou and Iviron --
Xiropotamou --
The Hierarchical College, Pantokrator and Stavronikita --
Vatopedi --
Interlude at Chilandari --
Four northern monasteries : Zographou, Kastamonitou, Dochiariou and Xenophontos --
St. Pantaleimon : the Russians on Athos --
Gregoriou : the brigand speaks --
Simopetra, Diouysion, St. Paul's --
The land of the hermits --
Kafsokalyvia : a colony of painter-monks --
Grand Lavra --
Deacon Niphon of Lavra --
Karakallou and Philotheou --
Father Ambrose --
Appendices. Appreciation of individual monasteries --
History --
Organization and administration --
Calendar, services, fasting --
Population --
Architecture on Mount Athos --
Dates of buildings on Mount Athos --
Glossary --
Map.
Responsibility: Ralph H. Brewster, introduction by Jonathan Keates.

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This curiosity of a book is the account of an extended visit to Mount Athos, the holy mountain of Greek Orthodoxy, with its great cluster of monasteries. The narrator is Ralph Brewster, a musically talented exotic, skilled photographer, and, as Jonathan Keates neatly describes him in his foreword, "someone whose gift was for embracing the pleasures and possibilities of the immediate moment." Twenty-nine at the time of this visit, he is accompanied by a young male Greek companion, Iorgos, whose good looks and extrovert charms are sometimes a little too much for the monks' resistance (which must have raised eyebrows when the book was first published by the Hogarth Press in 1935). Brewster appraises the individual monasteries and their inmates with no particular deference to the gravitas of the location, summarizing his findings in one of his appendices: the food at Lavra is "disgraceful," the rooms "Turkish gloom," the w.c. "unmentionable." At Kafsokalyvia, by contrast, the food is "very good," the rooms "very nice," the w.c. "uninviting" but -- wait for it -- "woods at hand." - Back cover.

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