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Review of Maria Zarimis', Darwin’s Footprint: Cultural Perspectives on Evolution in Greece (1880-1930s)

Sevasti Trubeta
Sevasti Trubeta


Maria Zarimis. Darwin’s Footprint: Cultural Perspectives on Evolution in Greece (1880-1930s). Budapest & New York: CEU Press, 2015. 340 pp.


Greece; eugenics; Darwinism; Social Darwinism; Modern Greek literature;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/historein.9082


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