Voyages and Travel Accounts in Historiography and Literature. Voyages and Travelogues from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages


Volume 1
Edited by Boris Stojkovski

Publication date: November, 2020

Pages: 348, colour

ISBN 978-615-81689-2-2           Paperback, €37.00

ISBN 978-615-6405-13-5           Hardcover, €109.00

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DOI: 10.22618/TP.HMWR.2020VTA1      

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Introduction, Boris Stojovski  Download PDF

CHAPTER 1. Svetozar Boškov, Herodotus as a Travel Writer  Download PDF

CHAPTER 2. Konstantinos Karatolios, Travelling as a Hostage: The Testimony of Kaminiates’s Capture of Thessalonike  Download PDF

CHAPTER 3. Yanko Hristov, Travelling and Travellers: Persons, Reasons, and Destinations According to A Tale of the Iron Cross  Download PDF

CHAPTER 4. Paulo Catarino Lopes, Medieval Travels and the Ensuing Texts as Mirrors of a Society, a Culture, and a World View  Download PDF

CHAPTER 5. Boris Stojkovski, Southern Hungary and Serbia in al-Idrisi’s Geography  Download PDF

CHAPTER 6. Nebojša Kartalija, The Perception of the Balkans in Western Travel Literature from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century  Download PDF

CHAPTER 7. Djura Hardi, From Mačva to Tarnovo: On the Roads of the Balkan Politics of Prince Rostislav Mikhailovich  Download PDF

CHAPTER 8. Marie-Emmanuelle Torres, Echoes of Constantinople: Rewriting the Byzantine Soundscape in Travel Accounts  Download PDF

CHAPTER 9. Radivoj Radić, The Temptations of the Night Journey: An Image from the Voyage of Nicephorus Gregoras through Serbia  Download PDF

CHAPTER 10. Sandra Dučić Collette, Dante (1265-1321): The Exile and Birth of a Pilgrim  Download PDF

CHAPTER 11. Shiva Mihan, The Journey of The Gift of the Noble  Download PDF

CHAPTER 12. Stanoje Bojanin, The South Slavic Parish in Light of Stephen Gerlach’s Travel Diary  Download PDF

CHAPTER 13. Aleksandar Krstić, Vegetation in the Territories of Serbia and Southern Hungary in Travel Accounts (Fifteenth–Seventeenth Centuries)  Download PDF

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Travelling is one of the most fascinating phenomena that has inspired writers and scholars from Antiquity to our postmodern age. The father of history, Herodotus, was also a traveller, whose Histories can easily be considered a travel account. The first volume of this book is dedicated to the period starting from Herodotus himself until the end of the Middle Ages with focus on the Balkans, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world, and South-Eastern Europe. Research on travellers who connected civilizations; manuscript and literary traditions; musicology; geography; flora and fauna as reflected in travel accounts, are all part of this thought-provoking collected volume dedicated to detailed aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the end of the sixteenth century. 

The second volume of this book is dedicated to the period between Early Modernity and today, including modern receptions of travelling in historiography and literature. South-Eastern Europe and Serbia; the Chinese, Ottoman, and British perception of travelling; pilgrimages to the Holy land and other sacred sites; Serbian, Arabic, and English literature; legal history and travelling, and other engaging topics are all part of the second volume dedicated to aspects of voyages and travel accounts up to the contemporary era.

BORIS STOJKOVSKI, PhD, is associate professor of medieval history at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. His fields of research and interest include medieval Southern Hungary, the study of the foreign sources for the history of Serbia and Hungary, Arab and Ottoman ties with South-Eastern Europe, Byzantine-Hungarian and Serbian-Hungarian relations. He is a member of several international scholarly organizations, and has participated in numerous domestic and international projects. He was a guest lecturer at the universities Budapest, Pisa, Olomouc, and Ulm.

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