Vient de paraître:
Voyages and Travel Accounts in Historiography and Literature. Voyages and Travelogues from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages
Volume 1, Edited by Boris Stojkovski, Budapest, Trivent publishing, 2020.
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.
Table des matières:
Introduction, Boris Stojovski
Svetozar Boškov, Herodotus as a Travel Writer
Konstantinos Karatolios, Travelling as a Hostage: The Testimony of Kaminiates’s Capture of Thessalonike
Yanko Hristov, Travelling and Travellers: Persons, Reasons, and Destinations According to A Tale of the Iron Cross
Paulo Catarino Lopes, Medieval Travels and the Ensuing Texts as Mirrors of a Society, a Culture, and a World View
Boris Stojkovski, Southern Hungary and Serbia in al-Idrisi’s Geography
Nebojša Kartalija, The Perception of the Balkans in Western Travel Literature from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century
Djura Hardi, From Mačva to Tarnovo: On the Roads of the Balkan Politics of Prince Rostislav Mikhailovich
Marie-Emmanuelle Torres, Echoes of Constantinople: Rewriting the Byzantine Soundscape in Travel Accounts
Radivoj Radić, The Temptations of the Night Journey: An Image from the Voyage of Nicephorus Gregoras through Serbia
Sandra Dučić Collette, Dante (1265-1321): The Exile and Birth of a Pilgrim
Shiva Mihan, The Journey of The Gift of the Noble
Stanoje Bojanin, The South Slavic Parish in Light of Stephen Gerlach’s Travel Diary
Aleksandar Krstić, Vegetation in the Territories of Serbia and Southern Hungary in Travel Accounts (Fifteenth–Seventeenth Centuries)
L’ensemble du volume est disponible en ligne.