This week we focus on Sharon Gerstel’s book, shortlisted for this year’s award.
From the book jacket:
“This is the first book to examine the Late Byzantine peasantry through written, archaeological, ethnographic, and painted sources. […] The village is a micro-society, with its own social and economic hierarchies. This text reveals lesser-known individuals – such as the miller and the witch – through written and painted sources.”
Tomorrow, we bring you an excerpt from the book. Later in the week, you can look forward to a very interesting interview about Ms. Gerstel’s experiences as an archaeologist and decipherer of Greece’s past.