Roderick Beaton

Roderick Beaton is Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London and Commander of the Order of Honour of the Hellenic Republic. He is the author or editor of multiple books, including, most recently,Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution.

Books in order of publication:

Folk Poetry of Modern Greece (Cambridge University Press, 1980).

The Medieval Greek Romance (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, no. 6, Cambridge University Press, 1989).

An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature (Oxford University Press, 1999).

George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel: A Biography (Yale University Press, 2003).

The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797–1896) (Co-edited with D. Ricks), (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London, Ashgate, 2009)

Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation (Penguin Books Ltd, 2019)

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