Voyages and travel accounts

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.

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