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Budapest 1900

HGR01
John Lukacs
Grove Press
1994
255
0802132502
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.
$17.00

The Parthenon

GRE195
Mary Beard
Harvard University Press
2010
204
0674055632
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively tale of the construction, significance and uses of the 2,500-year-old architectural marvel.
$18.00

Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History

BLK02
Robert D. Kaplan
Picador USA
2005
307
0312424930
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
$20.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Budapest

HGR69
Craig Turp
DK Publishing
2017
128
146545991X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With a pull-out map and guide.
$14.00

Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Macedonia Map

BLK107
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067123122
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy, folded regional travel map (at a scale of 1:1,000,0000), covering former Yugoslavia.
$12.95

Athens Map

GRE311
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866093411
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An excellent laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:7,500 with inset maps of the Acropolis, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Attica and the surrounding region.
$9.95

Budapest Map

HGR34
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2017
2
3866095562
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient map of the city center at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Athens

GRE219
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
160
1465410090
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Athens.
$14.00

Belgrade, A Cultural History

BLK131
David Norris
Oxford University Press
2008
256
0195376099
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating tour of the ancient city, its many influences, traditions and culture.
$18.95

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

BLK04
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
Penguin
2007
1181
0140188479
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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

Danube

EUR58
Claudio Magris
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
416
0374522456
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
1
0
0
Mixing history, personalities and literature, Magris traces the course of the Danube from its source in the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the Balkans to the Black Sea in this anything but conventional travelogue, first published in 1986.
$17.00

Eastern Europe!

EUR441
Tomek E. Jankowski
Steerforth Press
2013
595
0985062320
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An entertaining history of the region from its stint as an outpost of Rome through the formation of states, Medieval splendor, Ottoman incursions, wars, the Soviet period and the fall of Yugoslavia. Jankowski divulges, in an epilogue, the recipe for Mrs. Jankowska's Homemade Pierogis.
$24.95

Lords of the Horizons

TKY44
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2003
351
0312420668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goodwin artfully combines his modern travels with scholarship, history and reflection, capturing the outrageous personalities, events and vagaries of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire.
$20.00

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

BLK41
Dennis Hupchick
Springer
2001
128
031223970X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically.
$23.00

Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950

GRE232
Mark Mazower
Vintage Books
2006
528
0375727388
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Mazower chronicles the history and culture of Thessaloniki from Byzantium to Ottoman rule with a look at the terrible devastation of WWI in this inviting book, part history and part travelogue.
$18.00

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

The Greeks, An Illustrated History

GRE619
Diane Harris Cline
National Geographic
2016
224
142621670X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This accessible photographic history of ancient Greece pays special attention to Greek innovations: great literature and architecture, war tactics, democracy, the Olympics, Socrates and much more. Cline laces the gripping story of the Greek empire with archaeological discoveries.
$30.00

The Romani Gypsies

EUR470
Yaron Matras
Belknap Press
2014
320
067436838X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Matras delves into the history of the Romani, an ancient and misunderstood European culture that has survived through modern times.
$29.95

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

A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics

GRE502
Neil Faulkner
Yale University Press
2012
272
0300159072
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Archaeologist and historian Neil Faulkner recreates the setting and thrill of the ancient Olympic Stadium in this lively, guide to the games circa 388 B.C.
$30.00

Budapest, From Sunrise to Sunset

HGR88
Attila P. Kovacs
MapLink
2015
168
9638925280
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With great color photographs and insider's information, local author Attila Kovacs' profile of Budapest is organized as a day tour of the city, with sites like Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, the Citadel and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The book measures 8 x 8 inches.
$29.95

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

Forbidden Bread, A Memoir

BLK172
Erica Johnson-Debeljak
North Atlantic Books
2009
282
1556437404
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A love letter to her husband and an introduction to his world, Debeljak chronicles upending her life in New York to marry a Slovenian poet. Debeljak lives in Ljubljana with her husband and their three children.
$15.95

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

BLK38
Slavenka Drakulic
HarperCollins Publishers
1993
227
0060975407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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

Once upon a Yugoslavia, When the American Way Met Tito's Third Way

BLK210
Surya Green
Random House
2015
256
0990004341
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Set against the backdrop of Tito's Yugoslavia, this first-person narrative was penned by an American woman who spent 1968 working at a film studio in Zagreb. Green reflects on the former nation-state, its everyday people, American versus communist values and the contemporary phenomenon of "Yugo-nostalgia."
$17.95

Street Without a Name, Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria

BLG38
Kapka Kassabova
Skyhorse
2009
338
1602396450
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Born in 1973, Kassabova traces her coming-of-age in Communist Sofia and bittersweet return to a land transformed over the last 30 years in this captivating, candid memoir and travelogue.
$24.95

A Partisan's Daughter

GBR763
Louis De Bernieres
Alfred Knopf
2009
208
0307389146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The unlikely romance between Chris, a morose Londoner and Roza, a fast-talking Yugoslavian, is interwoven with Roza's poignant, witty and shocking tales of her past under the Tito regime.
$15.00

Bosnian Chronicle

BLK201
Ivo Andric
Skyhorse Publishing
2015
444
1628724188
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first novel in Ivo Andric's Bosnian trilogy. The masterwork is set in the author's home town, Travnik, in the era of the Napoleonic Wars. In the struggle for supremacy, the region stubbornly refuses to submit to any outsider.
$16.95

Montenegro, A Novel

BLK08
Starling Lawrence
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
350
0060828420
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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

The Bridge on the Drina

BLK59
Ivo Andric, Lovette F. Edwards (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
1977
318
0226020452
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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 Color of Smoke, An Epic Novel of the Roma

EUR492
Menyhert Lakatos
Steerforth Press
2015
480
0985062347
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in Hungarian in 1975, this epic novel provides both a sweeping glance of World War II-era rural Hungary and an intimate glimpse into the interior life of an adolescent coming of age within the harsh but resolutely light-hearted Roma community.
$17.95

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Italy, A Short History

ITL56
Harry Hearder
Cambridge University Press
2001
294
0521000726
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Elegantly written, generous and informative, this compact book takes in the sweep of Italian history from the Roman Republic through the Renaissance, World War II and up to the present.
$30.99

Croatia Coast Map

BLK17
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2011
2
3707904601
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely shaded map covering the Dalmatian Coast from Porec to Dubrovnik at a scale of 1:200,000, perfect for the complex coastline.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Croatia

BLK27
Jeanne Oliver
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
352
1786574187
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Lonely Planet's excellent practical guide to Croatia, with maps and a good overview of history, culture and nature, joins the linup of designed country guides.
$25.99

Rough Guide Croatia

BLK31
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
480
0241204399
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide to Croatia for the traveller. Organized geographically, it also includes a 35-page section on the culture and history of the region.
$24.99

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

Murder on the Orient Express

EUR118
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2011
256
0425200450
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.
$7.99

The Balkans, From Constantinople to Communism

BLK37
Dennis Hupchick
St. Martins
2004
468
1403964173
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hupchick looks at European, Orthodox Christian and Muslim influences in the Balkans from early kingdoms through the 1990s in this important survey.
$43.00

Gallipoli

WAR85
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
380
0060937084
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable and now classic account of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in Turkey.
$15.99

Birds Without Wings

TKY91
Louis De Bernieres
Vintage Books
2005
480
1400079322
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
De Bernieres offers sweeping historical scope, memorable characters, drama and many new vocabulary words in this stupendous novel set in Anatolia during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
$16.95

Bradt Guide Macedonia

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

Serbia, Kosovo & Montenegro Map

BLK48
Gizi Map
2004
2
9633524660
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A product of the World Mapping Project, this full-color map, double-sided map of Serbia and Montenegro is at a detailed scale of 1:400,000.
$14.95

Bosnia, A Short History

BLK54
Malcolm Noel
NYU
2002
488
0814755615
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-researched and elegantly written history of Bosnia from its origins to the 1990s by a British journalist and political columnist.
$28.00

Europe's Last Summer, Who Started the Great War in 1914?

EUR183
David Fromkin
Vintage Books
2005
384
037572575X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Fromkin puts the imperial struggle between Germany and Austro-Hungary over Serbia at the heart of this enthralling, persuasive analysis of the events leading towards World War I.
$17.95

Bradt Guide Albania

BLK66
Gillian Gloyer
Bradt Publications
2015
288
1841628557
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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

Bradt Guide Bosnia and Herzegovina

BLK68
Tim Clancy
Bradt Publications
2013
288
1841624497
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide in the excellent British series covers travel, history and sightseeing in detail.
$26.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

BLK83
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
128
1465457437
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide, geared for visitors on a short stay, features color photographs and maps.
$14.00

Bosnia-Herzegovina Map

BLK100
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2
385084336X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided road map covers Bosnia at a detailed scale of 1:250,000.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Kosovo

BLK108
Verena Knaus, Gail Warrander
Bradt Publications
2010
304
1841623318
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the authoritative British series.
$25.99

The Cellist of Sarajevo

BOS35
Steven Galloway
Riverhead Books
2009
256
1594483655
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A spare and haunting, wise and beautiful novel about the endurance of the human spirit and the subtle ways individuals reclaim their humanity in a city ravaged by war.
$16.00

Realm of the Black Mountain, A History of Montenegro

BLK129
Elizabeth Roberts
Cornell University Press
2007
521
0801446015
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An authoritative history of Montenegro from prehistory through independence in 2006.
$45.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Athens

GRE349
Averbuck, Alexis,
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
176
1743215584
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map.
$13.99

Kosovo, What Everyone Needs to Know

BLK133
Tim Judah
Oxford University Press
2008
192
0195373456
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Judah traces the geography, history and identity of not just tiny Kosovo but of the Western Balkans in this clear, direct guide.
$16.95

The Siege

BLK136
Ismail Kadare
Canongate
2010
336
0802144756
PAPER
Literature
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
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 Balkans in World History

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

The Balkan Trilogy

BLK149
Olivia Manning
NYRB
2009
924
1590173317
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Jane Smiley provides the introduction for this new edition of Manning's chronicle of the wartime experiences of Harriet and Guy Pringle, continued in The Levant Trilogy.
$24.95

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

BLK151
Edward Lear
St. Martins
2008
225
184511602X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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

City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas

MED185
Roger Crowley
Random House
2013
400
0812980220
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth.
$18.00

Culture Smart! Serbia

BLK171
Lara Zmukic
Kuperard
2012
168
1857336593
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With background information on Serbian history and customs and essential advice on what to expect and how to behave in different circumstances.
$9.95

Macedonia and the Macedonians

BLK175
Andrew Rossos
Hoover
2008
386
0817948821
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rossos surveys the history of Macedonia from 600 BC to the present day, with an emphasis on the past two centuries.
$25.00

Culture Smart! Croatia

BLK182
Irina Ban
Kuperard
2008
1857334590
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

The Myth of Ethnic War, Serbia and Croatia in the 1990s

BLK184
V.P. Gagnon
Cornell University Press
2006
217
0801472911
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor of politics at Ithaca College and contributor to Foreign Affairs, Gagnon argues that political and economic elites encouraged violent ethnic conflict in order to retain power in this scholarly, revisionist history.
$23.95

To End a War

BLK186
Richard Holbrooke
Modern Library
1999
464
0375753605
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Holbrooke describes U.S. efforts to bring peace to the Balkans in this riveting tale of high-stakes diplomacy in Belgrade, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Paris, Athens, and Ankara.
$20.00

The Trigger, Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

WAR200
Tim Butcher
Grove Press
2015
336
0802123899
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In equal parts travelogue, reportage and history, Butcher provides a deft portrait of Gavril Princip, the reactionary teenager who started World War One.
$16.00

Marco Polo Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

BLK198
Susanne Sachau
Marco Polo
2012
140
3829706561
PAPER
Guidebook
3/28/2012
0
0
0
0
This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map.
$9.99

Girl at War

BLK209
Sara Novic
Random House
2016
368
0812986393
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Zagreb, this coming-of-age novel is about a young Croatian girl whose childhood is shaped by displacement and war. Returning to Croatia as an adult, Ana seeks closure with her country’s difficult history and her interrupted childhood.
$16.00

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Serbia

BLK221
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2016
176
1465450742
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, visual travel guide to the country featuring hundreds of photographs and drawings, an excellent overview of the culture and history of Serbia and good information about where to go and what to do.
$20.00