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Helena Drysdale
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Helena Drysdale is the author of several books, including Mother Tongues: Travels through Tribal Europe, and Strangerland: A Family at War.

Written by Helena Drysdale

Essay/
Progress and modernity
End of Byzantium

Besieged by a majority Turkish culture, Istanbul’s Ecumenical Patriarch Barthomelew I attempts a cosmopolitan revival

Helena Drysdale

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Demography and migration
Night vigil in Thrace

Despite its turmoil, ever more people are risking their lives to enter Greece. Welcome to Europe’s most porous border

Helena Drysdale