Bibliography

Offered below is a bibliography listing Theodore Bent’s monographs and articles over a period of around twenty years, before his early death (aged 45) in 1897.

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Theodore Bent’s Articles and Papers (prepared in 2010)

Theodore’s bibliography contains over 150 articles and contributions to magazines and journals – most of which are relatively easy to trace and access on-line from a number of specialist sites. The young author’s rather unfocused interests in European history are reflected in his early writings, but his annus mirabilis may be said to have been 1884, after which, following his work in the Cyclades, he launched himself on a career of archaeological and ethnographical explorations which his wife was to record in these Chronicles. From the mid-1890s Theodore’s travel, lecturing and monograph-writing commitments obliged him to cut back on his publication of articles and papers.

The bibliography that follows (2010) does not claim to be exhaustive, but will represent the majority of his (non-book) writings. He frequently allowed the ‘syndication’ of his articles, in particular to the popular US magazine Littell’s Living Age, and, where known, this has been added to the bibliographical information here.

This bibliography has been compiled from various sources over a number of years. For ease of reading in this restricted format, the titles feature within inverted commas. As the month of publication is not always clear, the articles are arranged alphabetically within the year.

1879

  • ‘Where Did Edward the Second Die?’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 41 (Nov 1879/Apr 1880), 393-4.

1880

  • ‘A Visit to the Oldest State in Europe’. Fraser’s Magazine, Vol. 102, 808-15. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 148 (1881), 116ff]

1881

  • ‘A Pilgrimage to Cyprus in 1395-6’. Fraser’s Magazine, Vol. 103, 818-21. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 150 (1881), 126ff]
  • ‘How Waldemar, King of Denmark, Proposed to Invade England’. The Antiquary 3 (Jun), 249-52.
  • ‘Life in Medieval Venice’. Fraser’s Magazine, Vol. 104, 437-47. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 151 (1881), 312ff]
  • ‘Oliver Cromwell and Genoa’. The Antiquary 4 (Oct), 153-7.
  • ‘Our Kinship with Russia’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 250, 204-12.

1882

  • ‘Cervo’. Fraser’s Magazine, Vol. 105, 107-17. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 152 (1882) 305ff]
  • ‘Correspondance of Niccolò Paganini’. Fraser’s Magazine, Vol. 105, 464-76.
  • ‘Extracts from ye Gild Book of the Barber-Surgeons of York’. The Antiquary 6, 154-7.
  • ‘Horne Tooke’s Copy of Junius’s Letters’. Athenæum, Issue 2848 (May), 666.
  • ‘Italian University Life in the Middle Ages’. The British Quarterly Review, Vol. 80 (Jul), 28-46.
  • Life in Old Florence’. Fraser’s Magazine, Vol. 105, 643-55. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 153 (1882), 538]
  • ‘The Cradle of Modern Commercial Enterprises’. The Antiquary 6 (Aug), 45-9.
  • ‘The Funeral of the Old Pretender’. The Antiquary 5 (Jan), 23-6.
  • ‘The House of Obrenovitch’. The British Quarterly Review, Vol. 76 (Oct), 378-88.
  • ‘The Pole Family in Exile’. Academy, Issue 526 (Jun), 396.
  • ‘Victor Emmanuel’. Academy, Issue 522 (May), 315-17.

1883

  • ‘A Description of England Sent to Philip II. of Spain’. The Antiquary 8 (Oct), 151-3.
  • ‘A Panhellenic Festival of To-day’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 48 (May/Oct), 474-80.
  • ‘A Visit to Samos’. Academy, Issue 579 (Jun), 408.
  • ‘Some Games Played by Modern Greeks’. Athenæum, Issue 2931 (Dec), 866. [Reprinted in The Folk-Lore Journal, Vol. 2 (Feb), 57-63]
  • ‘The Fall of Constantinople’. The Antiquary 7 (Mar), 100-3.
  • ‘Two Books on the Van Abtevelds’. Academy, Issue 24 (Jul), 2-4.
  • ‘Two Turkish Islands To-day’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 48 (May/Oct), 299-309. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 158 (1883), 682ff]
  • ‘Ireland in 1600’. The Antiquary 8 (Jul), 106-9.

1884

  • ‘A Journey to Manchester and Liverpool’. The Antiquary 10 (Sep), 92-4.
  • ‘Easter Week in Amorgos’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 50 (May/Oct), 194-201. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 162 (1884), 402ff]
  • ‘In a Greek Family of To-day’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 50 (May/Oct), 116-24. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 162 (1884), 110ff]
  • ‘In Greek Waters’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 257 (Sep), 251-60.
  • ‘Italian University Life in the Middle Ages’. The British Quarterly Review, Vol. 80. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 162 (1884), 515ff]
  • ‘Notes on Prehistoric Remains in Antiparos’. The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. XIV (2) (Nov), 134-41.
  • ‘Phillip II.’s Correspondence about the Invasion of Ireland in 1579-80’. The Antiquary 9 (Mar), 107-9.
  • ‘London in 1669’, The Antiquary 10 (Aug), 62-4.
  • ‘Prehistoric Graves at Antiparos’. Athenæum, Issue 2949 (May), 569-71.
  • ‘Researches among the Cyclades’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 5, 42-59. [With J.G. Garson]
  • ‘The Capital of the Cyclades’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 50 (May/Oct), 426-35.

1885

  • ‘A Romance of a Greek Statue’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 258 (Feb), 172-84.
  • ‘Estraidiots’. The Antiquary 11 (Feb), 44-7.
  • ‘Extracts from Diaries of Early Travel’. The Antiquary 12 (Nov), 185-8.
  • ‘Michael Psellos: His Times and Writings’. The British Quarterly Review, Vol. 82 (Oct), 287-302.
  • ‘My Strange Mother-in-Law’. Longman’s Magazine, Vol. 7 (38) (Dec), 211-24. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 168 (1886), 363ff]
  • ‘Notes from the Greek Islands – Surviving Customs’. Athenæum, Issue 2986 (Jan), 87-9.
  • ‘Old Mythology in New Apparel’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 51 (Nov 1884/Apr 1885), 366-71.
  • ‘On the Gold and Silver Mines of Siphnos’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 6, 195-8.
  • ‘Rhodian Society’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 52 (May/Oct), 297-303.
  • ‘Rock-Cut Tombs of Carpathos’. Athenæum, Issue 3002 (May), 606.
  • ‘The Carpathiote Dialect’. Athenæum, Issue 3011 (Jul), 48.
  • ‘The Islands of Telos and Karpathos’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. VI, 233-42.

1886

  • ‘A Christening in Karpathos’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 54 (May/Oct), 199-205. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 170 (1886), 437ff]
  • ‘An Archæological Visit to Samos’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 7 (1886), 143-53. [With Percy Gardner]
  • ‘Christmas in Chios’. Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 54 (7), 596-607.
  • ‘Greek Peasant Life’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 40 (Aug), 214-24. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 170 (1886), 630ff]
  • ‘Insular Greek Customs’. The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 15 (1886), 391-403. [With an Appendix by ‘Mrs. Bent’]
  • ‘The Aqueduct of Samos’. Athenæum, Issue 3059 (Jun), 786-87.
  • ‘The Greek Islanders’. The Quarterly Review, Vol. 163 (Jul), 204-31.
  • ‘Wandering Englishmen’. The Antiquary 13 (Jan), 21-2.

1887

  • ‘A New Overland Route to India’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 56 (May/Oct.), 290-5.
  • ‘A Peculiar People’. Longman’s Magazine, Vol. 11 (61) (Nov), 24-36. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 175 (1887), 682ff]
  • ‘Astypalæa’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 262 (Mar), 253-65.
  • ‘Byzantine Palaces’. The English Historical Review, Vol. 2, 466-82.
  • ‘Discoveries in Thasos’. Athenæum, Issue 3113 (Jun), 839.
  • ‘Greater Greece and its Education’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 48 (42) (Aug), 267-82. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 174 (1887) 811ff]
  • ‘Inscriptions from Thasos’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 8, 409-38. [With E.L. Hicks]
  • ‘Personification of the Mysterious amongst the Modern Greeks’. National Review, Vol. 9 (Apr), 224-33.
  • ‘Revelations from Patmos’. Blackwood’s Magazine, Vol. 141 (Mar), 368-79. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 173 (1887), 243ff]
  • ‘The Oven Islands’. Longman’s Magazine, Vol. 9 (53) (Mar), 512-23. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 173 (1887), 181ff]
  • ‘The Season of the Twelve Days’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 263 (Oct), 380-91. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 175 (1887), 374ff]
  • ‘The Three Evils of Destiny’. Scottish Review, Vol. 10 (20) (Oct), 369-87. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 176 (1888), 410ff]

1888

  • ‘A Piratical F.S.A.’. Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 58 (11), 620-35.
  • ‘A Protracted Wedding’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 265 (Oct), 331-41.
  • ‘Baron Hirsch’s Railway’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 50 (44) (Aug), 229-39.
  • ‘Constantinople’. The Classical Review, Vol. II (10), 329.
  • ‘Discoveries in Asia Minor’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 9, 82-7.
  • ‘Hamdi Bey’. Contemporary Review, Vol. 54 (July/Dec), 724-33. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 179 (1888), 613ff]
  • ‘Master Dallam’s Mission’. The Antiquary 18 (Jul), 5-10.
  • ‘On the Slopes of Olympus’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 266 (Jan), 11-21. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 180 (1889), 371ff]
  • ‘Parallels to Homeric Life Existing in Greece To-day’. The National Review, Vol. 11 (Aug), 825-36. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 178 (1888), 557ff]
  • ‘The Home of Turkish Tobacco’. Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 58 (11), 190-9.
  • ‘The Monasteries in the Air’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 264 (May), 475-87. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 177 (1888), 550ff]
  • ‘The Pisan Game’. Archæological Review, Issue 2 (10) (Sep), 57-66.
  • ‘Three Ancient Cities on the Coast of Asia Minor’. Athenæum, Issue 3161 (May), 671.
  • ‘Samothrace’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 264 (Jan), 86-98.
  • ‘Sirina’. The Classical Review, Vol. II (10), 329.
  • ‘What St. John Saw on Patmos’. The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 24 (142) (Dec), 813-21.

1889

  • ‘A Russian Monastery’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 267, (Sep), 239-47. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 183 (1889), 208ff]
  • ‘A Scholastic Island’. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol. 60 (May/Oct), 444-9. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 183 (1889), 312ff]
  • ‘How H.M. The Shah Travels When at Home’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 52 (46) (Jul), 71-6. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, 1889. Vol. 182 (1889), 457ff]
  • ‘The Ancient Home of the Phoenicians’. The Classical Review, Vol. 3 (9) (Nov), 420-1.
  • ‘The Lords of Chios’. The English Historical Review, Vol. 4 (15) (Jul), 467-80.
  • ‘The Mounds of Bahrein’. Athenæum, Issue 3219 (Jul), 38.
  • ‘The Sun Myths of Modern Hellas’. The Antiquary 19 (Jan), 7-11.

1890

  • ‘An Excavator’s Extracts’. Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 14 (82), 406-21.
  • ‘Azerbeijan: Report for the Anthropological Section (Section H) of the British Association, Appointed to Investigate the Habits, etc., of the Nomad Tribes of Asia Minor, as well as to Excavate on Sites of Ancient Occupation’. The Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol. 6, 84-93.
  • ‘Cilician Symbols’. The Classical Review, Vol. 4 (7) (Jul), 321-2.
  • ‘Dr. John Covel’s Diary’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 268 (May), 470-89. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 185 (1890), 681ff]
  • ‘Explorations in Cilicia Tracheia’. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, Vol. 12 (8) (Aug), 445-63.
  • ‘My Second Marriage’. Temple Bar, with which is incorporated Bentley’s Miscellany, Issue 90 (361) (Dec), 569-80. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 188 (1891), 49ff]
  • ‘New Year’s Day in a Persian Village’. English Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 76 (Jan), 326-31.
  • ‘Notes from Cilicia’. Athenæum, Issue 3258 (Apr), 443.
  • ‘Recent Discoveries in Eastern Cilicia’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 11, 231-5.
  • ‘Tarsus Past and Present’. Blackwood’s Magazine, Vol. 148 (Nov), 616-25. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 187 (1890), 569ff]
  • ‘The Bahrein Islands, in the Persian Gulf’. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, Vol. 12 (1) (Jan), 1-19.
  • ‘The City of the Creed’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 53 (47) (Feb), 220-30. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 184 (1890), 665ff]
  • ‘The English in the Levant’. The English Historical Review, Vol. 5 (20) (Oct), 654-64.
  • ‘The Site of Hieropolis-Castabala’. Athenæum, Issue 3273 (Jul), 104-6.
  • ‘The Topography of Olba’. Athenæum, Issue 3267 (Jun), 742-4.

1891

  • ‘A Journey in Cilicia Tracheia’. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 12, 206-24.
  • ‘Amongst the Cage-Dwellers’. Murray’s Magazine, Vol. 10 (57) (Sep), 348-61. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 191 (1891), 297ff]
  • ‘A Protracted Wedding’. English Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 93 (Jun), 672-7.
  • ‘Archæological Nomads in Rugged Cilicia’. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 149 (Mar), 377-91. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 189 (1891), 298ff]
  • ‘A Secret Religion’. Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 63 (16) (Jan), 65-74.
  • ‘In the Mountains of Media’. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 270 (Feb), 124-39. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 189 (1891), 49ff]
  • ‘The Ansairee of Asia Minor’. The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 20, 225-6.
  • ‘The Yourouks of Asia Minor’. The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 20, 269-76.
  • ‘Village Life in Persia’. The National Review, Vol. 5 (Oct), 355-66. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 191 (1891), 747ff]

1892

  • ‘Among the Chiefs of the Bechuanaland’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 57 (51) (May), 642-54. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 194 (1892), 37ff]
  • ‘Mashonaland and its Inhabitants’. The New Review, Vol. 6 (May), 580-92. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 194 (1892), 44ff]
  • ‘On the Ruins of Mashonaland’. British Association for the Advancement of Science, Report 1892, 538-45.
  • ‘The Road from Mashonaland’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 57 (51) (Feb), 182-93. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 193 (1892), 160ff]
  • ‘The Ruins of Mashonaland, and Explorations in the Country’. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, Vol. 14 (5) (May), 273-98.

1893

  • ‘From the Heart of Abyssinia’. Illustrated London News, 8 April 1893.
  • ‘In the North of Abyssinia’. Illustrated London News, 6 May 1893.
  • ‘Mashonaland and its People’. Contemporary Review, Vol. 64 (Jul/Dec), 642-53. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 199 (1893), 749ff]
  • ‘On the Finds at the Great Zimbabwe Ruins: With a View to Elucidating the Origin of the Race that Built Them’. Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 22, 124-36.
  • ‘On the Origin of the Mashonaland Ruins’. The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 34 (Dec), 991-7.
  • ‘The Ancient Trade Route across Ethiopia’. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 2 (2) (Aug), 140-6.
  • ‘The Ruins in Mashonaland’. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 2 (5) (Nov), 438-41.
  • ‘The Tribes of Mashonaland and Their Origin’. Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol. 8, 534-39.
  • ‘Under British Protection’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 60 (54) (Sep), 365-76. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 199 (1893), 235ff]

1894

  • ‘Expedition to the Hadramut’. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 4 (4) (Oct), 315-31.
  • ‘The Hadramut: A Journey in Southern Arabia’. The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 36 (211) (Sept), 419-37. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 203 (1894), 81ff]

1895

  • ‘Exploration of the Frankincense Country, Southern Arabia’. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 6 (2) (Aug), 109-33.
  • ‘Muscat’. Contemporary Review, Vol. 68 (Jul/Dec), 871-82. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 208 (1896), 169ff]
  • ‘The Land of Frankincense and Myrrh’. The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 38 (224) (Oct), 595-613. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 207 (1895), 342ff]

1896

  • ‘A Visit to the Northern Sudan’. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 8 (4) (Oct), 335-53.
  • ‘On the Dervish Frontier’. The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 40 (236) (Oct), 580-95. [Reprinted in Littell’s Living Age, Vol. 211 (1896), 523ff]
  • ‘The Italians in Africa’. The Fortnightly Review, Vol. 66 (60) (Sept), 363-72.
  • ‘Travels amongst the Armenians’. The Contemporary Review, Vol. 70 (Jul/Dec), 695-709.

1897

  • ‘The Island of Sokotra’. The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 41 (244) (Jun), 975-92.

Posthumous (prepared by Mabel Bent from her Chronicles and Theodore’s material)

1898

  • ‘Exploration in the Yafei and Fadhli Countries’. The Geographical Journal, Vol. 12 (1) (Jul), 41-63;
  • ‘Sokotra’. Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society, Vol. 14, 315-16;
  • ‘The Island of Sokotra’. The Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol. 14 (12), 629-36.