Black Lambs & Grey Falcons: Women Travellers in the Balkans

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John B. Allcock, Antonia Young
Berghahn Books, 2000 - History - 274 pages
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Revised and Updated with a New Introduction During the 19th century the Balkan countries became the subject of a rather romantic fascination for the public at large. This vision of the area has been created in large measure by the writing of women travelers such as those represented in this volume. The achievements of these women are quite remarkable: in many cases their travels were adventurous, and even dangerous, reaching into parts of the countryside which were remote and hardly known to outsiders. Not only as travelers but also in the fields of medical and military service, scholarship and education, journalism and literature, did these women contribute in very significant ways to the expansion of women's horizons and to the attempt to gain greater freedom for women in society in general. Contents: Editorial Introduction: Black Lambs and Grey Falcons: Outward and Inward Frontiers - Two Victorian Ladies and Bosnian Realities, 1861-1875: G.M. MacKenzie and A.P. Irby - Edith Durham, Traveller and Publicist - Edith Durham as a Collector - Emily Balch: Balkan Traveller, Peace Worker and Nobel Laureate - The Work of British Medical Women in Serbia during and after the First World War - Captain Flora Sandes: A Case Study in the Social Construction of Gender in a Serbian Context - Rose Wilder Lane: 1886-1968 - Rebecca West, Gerda and the Sense of Process - Margaret Masson Hasluck - Louisa Rayner: An Englishwoman's Experiences in Wartime Yugoslavia - Mercia MacDermott: A Woman of the Frontier - An Anthropologist in the Village - Bucks, Brides and Useless Baggage: Women's Quest for a Role in their Balkan Travels - Constructing 'the Balkans' - Women Travellers in the Balkans: A Bibliographical Guide. John B. Allcock is head of the Research Unit in South East European Studies and is based in the Interdisciplinary Human Studies department at the University of Bradford; Antonia Young is a member of the Department for Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University, New York

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In addition toundergraduateteaching in a wide variety of areas of the discipline, I became an internationally recognised specialist inn the study of the former Yugoslavia. I served as an advisor to Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, and as an expert witness to the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague

I. Mkwanazi is a nurse and principal at King Edward VIII Hospital College of Nursing. J. Mokoena is a community health nurse, midwife, and tutor. E. Chauke is a community health nurse, critical care nurse, and nurse educator. She has worked as a professional and senior professional nurse in pediatric wards as well as in an intensive care unit. S. Mogotlane is a nurse and professor at the Health Studies University of South Africa. A. Young is the academic head at the post-basic department at Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College.

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