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Illyrian Letters
A Revised Selection of Correspondence from the Illyrian Provinces of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia, Addressed to the Manchester Guardian during 1877


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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108060967

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About the Authors
  • Although remembered today chiefly for his archaeological discoveries in Crete, Sir Arthur John Evans (1851–1941) became Britain's leading expert on Balkan affairs after publishing his account of travelling through Bosnia in 1875 (also reissued in this series). In 1877 he returned to the region as a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, reporting on the continuing insurrection against Ottoman rule. Evans is at pains to point out that he does not regard himself as a war correspondent, but wishes to introduce 'in a tolerably peaceful fashion the insurgents and their little mountain territory to the English public'. Published in 1878, these letters offer historical, social and religious background to the insurrection. In so doing, they provide a valuable insight into the genesis of more recent conflicts in a region that has always been a melting pot of peoples and cultures.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108060967
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Refugee and insurgent Bosnia
    2. The fugitives on the caverns
    3. At insurgent head-quarters
    4. The cloudlands of free Bosnia
    5. Feudal castles and insurgent huts
    6. The devastation of Bosnia and Mr Consul Holmes' reports
    7. How the new constitution was promulgated in Bosnia
    8. Through the Lika
    9. On the scene of Turkish outrages
    10. Interviews with the Bosnian begs
    11. Free Bosnia revisited
    12. Free Bosnia revisited (cont.)
    13. Albania and the eastern key of the Adriatic
    14. The reign of terror in Bosnia
    15. Peaceful sketches of Montenegro in war time
    16. Peaceful sketches of Montenegro in war time (cont.)
    17. The fall of Niksic
    18. A war-dance at Cettinje
    19. Niksic in Montenegrin hands
    20. Niksic in Montenegrin hands (cont.)
    21. The hope of Bosnia
    22. Politics among the Bosnian begs
    23. A Bohemian statesman on the eastern crisis and the future of Illyria.

  • Author

    Arthur John Evans

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