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Albania

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ALBANIA AND MONTENEGRO, THE DINARIC ALPS. Buy these 4 items as a set for $98 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
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History
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With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

Edward Lear in Albania, Journals of a Landscape Painter in the Balkans

BLK151
Edward Lear
St. Martins
2008
225
184511602X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
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0
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With vivid insights into the environment, culture and politics of the period, Lear's wondrously illustrated journals of paint a captivating portrait of this wild corner of Europe in the 1840s.
$49.95

Bradt Guide Albania

BLK66
Gillian Gloyer
Bradt Publications
2015
288
1841628557
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
0
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A compact overview of Albania, its history, wildlife and major attractions. Geared for the independent traveler, it also includes maps and practical information.
$26.99

Albania Map

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Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2015
2
3707915476
MAP
Reference
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A detailed country map at a scale of 1:400,000.
$14.95

Balkans & Southeast Europe Map

EUR147
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2009
1
370790752X
MAP
Reference
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0
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This nicely detailed European regional map (1:2,000,000) shows the route of the Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea.
$14.95

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

BLK04
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
Penguin
2007
1181
0140188479
PAPER
History
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First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans.
$28.00

Illyrian Letters, A Revised Selection of Correspondence from the Illyrian Provinces of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Alban

BLK190
Arthur John Evans
Cambridge University Press
2013
290
110806096X
PAPER
History
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Classical archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans travelled extensively in Bosnia during the 1870s and eventually returned as a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. These letters not only introduce the reader to a tumultuous moment in the political evolution of the Balkans but also offer glimpses of daily life, architecture, antiquity and custom.
$35.99

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

BLK41
Dennis Hupchick
Springer
2001
128
031223970X
PAPER
History
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0
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The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically.
$32.99

The Balkans in World History

BLK142
Andrew Wachtel
Oxford University Press
2008
176
0195338014
PAPER
History
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0
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A professor at Northwestern University, Wachtel focuses on the traditions and contributions of overlapping cultures in this lively short history.
$19.95

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011

BLK32
Misha Glenny
Penguin Putnam
2012
752
0140233776
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Longtime central European correspondent for the BBC based in Vienna, Glenny (The Fall of Yugoslavia) poignantly challenges the role of the Great Powers in this survey, newly revised and updated to cover developments in the region through 2011.
$26.00

Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation

BLK03
Laura Silber, Allan Little
Penguin Putnam
1997
403
0140262636
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called "one of the finest volumes to come out of the war" by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and documentary photographs to elucidate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
$17.00

Byzantine Art

MDE64
Robin Cormack
Oxford University Press
2000
248
0192842110
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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0
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A scholarly introduction and survey of the art of the Byzantine empire in the Oxford History of Art. With 127 illustrations, 82 in full color.
$29.95

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

BLK02
Robert D. Kaplan
Picador USA
2005
307
0312424930
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait. Named one of the best of 1993 by the New York Times.
$20.00

Biografi, A Traveler's Tale

BLK16
Lloyd Jones
Lightning Source
1994
274
0156001284
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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This insightful, partially fictional portrait of Albania, originally published in 1994, mixes real and imagined events, mostly concerned with the Lloyd's search for a surgically altered dentist who doubled for Albania's dictator at public events. A marvelous writer, Lloyd is author of Mister Pip
$21.95

High Albania, A Victorian Traveller's Balkan Odyssey

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Edith Durham
Lightning Source
2009
224
1406828556
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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First published in 1909, this classic account captures the customs and society of the highlands of northern Albania, the land of the living past.
$24.95

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

BLK38
Slavenka Drakulic
HarperCollins Publishers
1993
227
0060975407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
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These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under communism. Drakulic is an award-winning Croatian journalist and novelist.
$15.99

On the Road to Babadag

EUR402
Andrzej Stasiuk
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
272
0151012717
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
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0
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Subtitled "Travel in the Other Europe," these swift essays take the intrepid Stasiuk from Poland, his home, east through Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine to the Black Sea.
$23.00

Broken April

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Ismail Kadare
Ivan Dee
1998
248
1561310654
PAPER
Literature
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In this best-known novel by the contemporary Albanian writer, a bereaved mountaineer and a young anthropologist couple both wrestle with the age-old traditions of the high plateau.
$14.95

Chronicle in Stone

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Ismail Kadare
Skyhorse
2011
301
161145039X
PAPER
Literature
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This touching coming-of-age story relays the devastation of WWII in Albania through the eyes of a boy who must evacuate to the countryside, where his dreams of an ideal world must confront the reality of war.
$18.95

Montenegro, A Novel

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Starling Lawrence
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
350
0060828420
PAPER
Literature
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Steeped in atmosphere, this compelling tale of intrigue set in turn-of-the-century Montenegro evokes the tangled politics of the region -- Muslim, Turkish and British. Lawrence follows the adventures of reluctant British spy Harwell Auberon from the Adriatic to mountain villages, capturing the essences of the people and the land.
$15.99

Selected Poems

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George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron
Penguin
2006
830
0140424504
PAPER
Literature
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This excellent selection of the Romantic poet's work includes a complete version of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Lord Byron's classic, epic poem about a world-weary traveler -- in part, an account of youthful adventures in the Balkans.
$17.00

The Bridge on the Drina

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Ivo Andric, Lovette F. Edwards (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
1977
318
0226020452
PAPER
Literature
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These linked stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author capture the history and complexity of Christian and Muslim relations during Ottoman occupation. Hewn of stone, the bridge dividing the town of Visegrad was Andric's inspiration.
$15.00

The Siege

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Ismail Kadare
Canongate
2010
336
0802144756
PAPER
Literature
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Kadare's poweful novel dramatizes the siege on a Christian fortress in the mountains of Albania by the Ottoman army -- a bloody, complex struggle peopled with memorable characters.
$15.00

The Forgiveness of Blood

BLK215
Joshua Marston
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
6314816246
DVD
Film
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Set the heart of Albania, this indie film dramatizes a blood feud between two rural families that forces a family's eldest son into hiding and his sister to leave school and join the workforce. Winner of Best Screenplay at both the Berlin Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival. English subtitles. Runtime: 109 minutes.
$29.95

More Books

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

EUR23
John Lowden
Phaidon Press
1997
448
0714831689
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
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An illustrated guide to the architectural heritage of the early Christian period (860-1453), with a survey of the philosophy and intellectual climate of the time.
$29.95

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II

EUR31
Joseph Rothschild
Oxford University Press
2008
274
0195334752
PAPER
History
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An opinionated, well-written and clear political history of the region, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$54.95

Conversations With Stalin

BLK24
Milovan Djilas
Mariner Books
1963
211
0156225913
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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This is a scathing memoir by one of Tito's top aides, ousted from the Communist Party in 1954. It captures some of the absurdities of life in communist Yugoslavia.
$13.95

Kosovo Map

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MapLink
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0929591585
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A detailed, full color map of Kosovo at a scale of 1:250,000. With shaded relief, roadways and index.
$8.95

Bradt Guide Macedonia

EUR168
Thammy Evans
Bradt Publications
2015
384
1841628581
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
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A personal, detailed overview of Macedonia with excellent travel information.
$27.99

The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia

BLK49
Tim Judah
Yale University Press
2010
368
0300158262
PAPER
History
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0
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An even-handed history of Serbia and the dissolution of Yugoslavia by an award-winning journalist who was on assignment in the region from 1990-1995.
$20.00

Pretty Birds, A Novel

BLK63
Scott Simon
Random House
2006
368
0812973305
PAPER
Literature
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In this bold first novel Simon turns his experiences as a journalist in war-torn Bosnia into a powerful tale of family, ethnicity and survival.
$15.00

Death and the Dervish

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Mesa Selimovic
Northwestern
1996
464
0810112973
PAPER
Literature
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0
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The tale of Sheikh Nuruddin, the self-serving dervish of the title, set during Ottoman rule in 18th-century Bosnia. Selimovic (1910-1982) was a well-known Bosnian Muslim author.
$24.95

Montenegro Map

BLK101
Gizi Map
2016
1
0929591712
MAP
Reference
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0
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This handy full-color road map covers Montenegro and its coast at a scale of 250,000.
$14.95

Kosovo, War and Revenge

BLK104
Tim Judah
Yale University Press
2002
408
0300097255
PAPER
History
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A superbly reported and dramatic political history of origins, conflagration and aftermath of the Serb-Albanian conflict. In this second edition Judah updates the story to the fall of Milosevic.
$21.00

People of the Storm God, Travels In Macedonia

BLK112
Will Myer
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
288
1566565782
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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A sobering account of a 1994 trip to the politically and culturally complex Republic of Macedonia.
$15.00

Eternal Butrint, A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Albania

BLK146
Richard Hodges
Casemat
2006
256
1905680015
HARD COVER
History
1/1/2112
0
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Illustrated with exceptional paintings by Grand Tourists like Edward Lear, the magnificent photographs of Luigi Ugolini, drawn from the Butrint Foundation's rich documentation of this striking, photogenic archaeological site.
$100.00

Fado

EUR350
Andrzej Stasiuk
Dalkey Archive Press
2009
176
1564785599
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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A tribute to the culturally rich landscapes, literature and history of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Albania by the Polish writer, poet, essayist and literary critic.
$13.95

The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History

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John Haldon
St. Martins
2010
187
0230243649
PAPER
History
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0
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Princeton historian Haldon charts the political, social and economic history of the medieval empire in this succint resource with over 100 maps.
$34.00

The Mountains of Montenegro

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Rudolf Abraham
Cicerone
2015
256
185284731X
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
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This handy pocket-sized guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 15 day and multi-day treks in the spectacular Dinaric Alps.
$27.95