Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

by

Louis De Bernières

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Terms

Bouzouki

A Greek instrument that is similar to a mandolin, but bigger and tuned lower. read analysis of Bouzouki

Iconostasis

A screen, ornately decorated with paintings of icons, that separates the clergy from the masses in an Orthodox church. Only the clergy are allowed behind the screen. read analysis of Iconostasis

Kapheneia

The local Greek bar and coffeehouse. It's an exclusively male space and the place to argue political theory and escape the nagging of women. read analysis of Kapheneia

Puttees

A type of lower leg wrap that Italian soldiers wore during World War Two. read analysis of Puttees

Venizelism

A Greek political movement named for Eleftherios Venizelos. The movement championed the formation of a Greek state that encompassed all areas that are ethnically Greek, espoused pro-Western and pro-democratic ideals, and was against communism and… read analysis of Venizelism
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