ΨΗΦΙΔΩΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ (ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ)
The mural mosaics of Thessaloiki are masterpieces of Byzatie art, of major historical ad artistic importace. oetheless, they have ot received the attetio ad ehacemet they deserve, so as to make them accessible both to the geeral public ad to specialist scholars. Old photographs of them cotiue to be reproduced ad used. I the early twetieth cetury, durig the Balka wars ad the First World war, Thessaloiki was epicetre of military operatios ad political formetatios. I this period there was itese iteratioal scietific iterest i the city's Byzatie moumets. Sice the ed of hostilities ad the liberatio of Thessaloiki (1912), there have bee few publicatios relatig to the city's moumets, exceptig their systematic protectio. The authors of the book served cosecutively from 1976 ad for forty years as Ephors of Byzatie Atiquities of Thessaloiki. After the 1978 earthquakes, ad with atioal ad Europea fudig, they directed works o the cosolidatio, coservatio ad presetatio of the mosaics, together with their colleagues, archaeologists, architects ad coservators of the Ephorate of Byzatie Atiquities of Thessaloiki. The research coducted has yielded ew data o the mural mosaics of Thessaloiki, erichig our kowledge of these moumetal creatios of Byzatie art, offerig the opportuity for scholars to study them ad historias ad cooisseurs to ejoy them. This book is a couter-gift of the authors, with which they reciprocate what they have gaied from their may years of cotact with the woderful world of the mosaics. Kapo Editios guaratees the high quality of the volume with spledid photographs ad origial drawigs befittig a Greek publicatio o the Byzatie mural mosaics of Thessaloiki. This book fills a major void.