Wild Europe: The Balkans through the Gaze of Western Travellers (Paperback)
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Wild Europe: The Balkans through the Gaze of Western Travellers (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/06/2003
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Combining witty comment with meticulous research abounding in historical and cultural detail, Jezernik reveals how from the mid 16th to the late 20th century "The Balkans" have been perceived by west European travellers and experts, many of whom have seen it as part of Asia and sought accordingly to inform their contemporaries of its "exotic", "outlandish" and "primitive" ways. The rich source material includes citations from naturalists, geographers, historians and social scientists: from Joseph de Tournefort and Henry Blount via Karl Baedeker, William Gladstone and Paulina Irby, to Edith Durham, Rebecca West and even Julia Kristeva. Exploring over 1000 first-hand reports and comparing narratives spanning almost five centuries, the author demonstrates how the project of observing other people in their environment mirrors the observers' own culture and environment. He shows how it was precisely these that determined which cultural elements the explorers came across in their Balkan travels: which they found important or interesting, and which they did not.

Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 9780863569982
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 5 g

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