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Mountains and Legends of Romania

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We feature a handpicked selection of travel guides, maps, literature, books on art, nature and culture, designed to help you get more out of your travels to Romania . Order an essential package, and we'll ship any additional items for free.

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Bury Me Standing

Bury Me Standing

by Isabel Fonseca

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 322 PAGES

This marvelous portrait of the Roma, also known as the Gypsies, offers insight into their music, foods, religions and folk traditions and also examines their influential but complex relationship with Eastern Europe. (EUR09, $16.00)

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

by Robert D. Kaplan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 307 PAGES

Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait. (BLK02, $17.00)

Rough Guide Romania

Rough Guide Romania

by Rough Guide

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

An informative, up-to-date guide that combines general information on the country with practical travel details. (EUR144, $23.99)

Romania Moldova Map

Romania Moldova Map

by Freytag & Berndt

  • 2008
  • MAP

This handy fold-up map at a scale of 1:500,000 includes a multilanguage legend and city plans. (EUR83, $14.95)

 
Bucharest Map

Bucharest Map


by Cartographia

  • MAP

Full-color map at a scale of 1:20,000. (EUR261, $8.00)

Bradt Guide Transylvania

Bradt Guide Transylvania


by Lucinda Mallows

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This comprehensive guide focuses on culture, nature and responsible travel. Mallows includes sights and activities throughout the region. (EUR311, $25.99)

Language and Travel Guide to Romania

Language and Travel Guide to Romania


by Rosemary Rennon

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 397 PAGES

This personal, comprehensive guide includes the history and culture of Romania, language essentials and practical travel information. (EUR258, $21.95)

The Mountains of Romania

The Mountains of Romania


by James Roberts

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 250 PAGES

This practical guide, with 40 color maps and photographs, includes the Carpathians, Bucegi Massif and monasteries of Bucovina. (EUR274, $24.95)

A Concise History of Romania

A Concise History of Romania


by Keith Hitchins

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

Beginning with the Roman conquest of Davia, this exhaustive overview of Romania helpfully divides the course of history into four distinctive periods: medieval, early modern, modern and the so-called return to Europe. (EUR457, $27.99)

In Search of Dracula

In Search of Dracula


by Raymond McNally

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 297 PAGES

This history of Vlad Tepes (AKA Vlad the Impaler), the Romanian warrior prince and inspiration for Bram Stoker's infamous blood-drinking count, draws on oral histories and archaeological evidence and also examines Dracula's many incarnations in film and literature. (EUR193, $18.95)

Just a Bite, A Transylvania Vampire Expert's Short History of the Undead

Just a Bite, A Transylvania Vampire Expert's Short History of the Undead


by Istvan Pivarcsi

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 291 PAGES

Based on his experiences spent in the lands of vampire legend, Transylvania, Istvan Pivarcsi explores the fascinating development of the modern-day vampire from its sources in Transylvanian oral tradition. (EUR443, $14.95)

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans


by Dennis Hupchick

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. (BLK41, $22.00)

Romania, An Illustrated History

Romania, An Illustrated History


by Nicolae Klepper

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 298 PAGES

An illustrated primer on Romania's eventful history, from the bronze age to the period of the Dacians before and during Roman rule, the principalities from the 14th century until 1821 and modern times. (EUR291, $16.95)

The Balkans, A Short History

The Balkans, A Short History


by Mark Mazower

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 188 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey. (BLK28, $15.00)

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture


by Charles King

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

A scholarly political and cultural history of Moldova, focusing on issues of national identity in a post-Soviet world. (EUR97, $24.95)

All Rivers Run to the Sea

All Rivers Run to the Sea


by Elie Wiesel

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel recounts his remarkable life, from his childhood in Romania to the horrors of Auschwitz, his days as a young writer in post-war France and New York and his many pilgrimages to Israel. (EUR153, $16.95)

Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water


by Patrick Leigh Fermor

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Fermor continues with youthful adventures in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube. (CEU31, $15.95)

Hooligan's Return, A Memoir

Hooligan's Return, A Memoir


by Norman Manea

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Manea recounts his journey from a Romanian Jewish childhood in concentration camps to a professorship at Bard College in New York. (EUR271, $30.00)

The Broken Road, From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

The Broken Road, From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos


by Patrick Leigh Fermor

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 384 PAGES

Assembled from Leigh Fermor's manuscripts by friend and biographer Artemis Cooper, with the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor's books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea. (EUR416, $30.00)

Dracula

Dracula


by Bram Stoker

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 520 PAGES

The vampire novel that started it all, based on the legend of "Vlad the Impaler." The gothic shocker is set within the dank castles and misty forests of Transylvania and the foggy streets and staid country houses of Victorian England. (EUR125, $11.00)

Painter of Silence


by Georgina Harding

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 312 PAGES

An exquisite historical novel set in the somber desolation of postwar communist Romania, the story opens with the arrival of a deaf and mute man at the hospital in the provincial city of Lasi. A nurse at the hospital befriends the man and as their relationship unfolds a secret history is revealed that binds the two characters both to one another and to the suffering of their stricken homeland. (EUR424, $26.00)

The Dance at Mociu


by Peter D. Riley

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 120 PAGES

A collection of stories, prose poems and meditations on Old Europe, drawn from the author's many visits to Transylvania. (EUR268, $16.00)

The Historian, A Novel

The Historian, A Novel


by Elizabeth Kostova

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 656 PAGES

In this wildly popular historical thriller, Kostova traces a 16-year-old woman's harrowing journey across Europe to find the notorious 15th-century prince of Wallachia, Vlad Dracul, completing her father's research in the medieval monasteries and dusty libraries from Istanbul and Budapest to Romania. (EUR380, $15.99)

Train to Trieste

Train to Trieste


by Domnica Radulescu

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Mona returns to Romania to uncover the truth about the mysterious boy with whom she had fallen in love as a teenager in 1977 in this evocative debut novel. (EUR313, $15.00)

Bradt Guide Central and Eastern European Wildlife

Bradt Guide Central and Eastern European Wildlife


by Gerard Gorman

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

An illustrated guide to the plants, mammals, birds and other wildlife of the region. (CEU36, $25.99)

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