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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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.

 

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Contents

Edith Durham as a Collector
32
The Work of British Medical Women in Serbia during
71
A Case Study in the Social
90
18861968
99
Margaret Masson Hasluck
128
An Englishwomans Experiences
155
An Anthropologist in the Village
187
Womens Quest
208
a Bibliographical
241
The Contributors
257
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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.

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