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Macedonia & Albania

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXBLK61

Item EXBLK61. Buy these 3 items as a set for $49 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
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

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

Balkans & Southeast Europe Map

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

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 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

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

The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History

TKY237
John Haldon
St. Martins
2010
187
0230243649
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Princeton historian Haldon charts the political, social and economic history of the medieval empire in this succint resource with over 100 maps.
$34.00

Byzantine Art

MDE64
Robin Cormack
Oxford University Press
2000
248
0192842110
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

EUR23
John Lowden
Phaidon Press
1997
448
0714831689
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
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

Conversations With Stalin

BLK24
Milovan Djilas
Mariner Books
1963
211
0156225913
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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

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

Fado

EUR350
Andrzej Stasiuk
Dalkey Archive Press
2009
176
1564785599
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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

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

People of the Storm God, Travels In Macedonia

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

Broken April

BLK70
Ismail Kadare
Ivan Dee
1998
248
1561310654
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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

Death and the Dervish

BLK69
Mesa Selimovic
Northwestern
1996
464
0810112973
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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

Pretty Birds, A Novel

BLK63
Scott Simon
Random House
2006
368
0812973305
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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

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

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Greece Map

GRE24
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2
2067172018
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
$12.95

Bury Me Standing

EUR09
Isabel Fonseca
Vintage Books
1996
322
067973743X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$18.95

Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe

EUR18
Henri Pirenne
Harvest Books
1956
224
0156275333
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Pirenne, an important economic historian, traces the economic and social development of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the middle of the 15th century in this classic book, first published in 1936.
$15.95

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
12/30/1899 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
This colorful regional European map, like the sister map Europe Grand Tour (EUR185), covers from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.
$14.95

Plagues and Peoples

EUR26
William McNeill
Doubleday
1998
365
0385121229
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book traces the waves of epidemics that raged through Europe.
$17.00

Republic of Macedonia Map

EUR27
Gizi Map
2006
1
9630296675
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handsome road map, inset of Skopje, covers the country at a scale of 1:250,000.
$14.95

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
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, well-written and clear political history of the region, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.
$54.95

Balkan Tragedy, Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War

BLK18
Susan Woodward
Brookings
1995
536
0815795130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed analysis of Yugoslavia's collapse, published by the Brookings Institution, where the author is a senior policy fellow.
$24.95

Southeastern Europe Under Ottoman Rule

BLK20
Peter F. Sugar
University of Washington Press
1983
365
0295960337
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly survey of five centuries of Ottoman rule in the Balkans, from the Empire's first advances in the 14th century up to its decline in the 19th century.
$35.00

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

Imagining the Balkans

BLK19
Maria Todorova
Oxford University Press
2009
273
0195387864
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A challenging book, but well worth the effort for its insight, this collection of essays examines in scholarly and critical detail the roots of our stereotypes and misconceptions about the Balkans.
$26.95

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

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter

GRE182
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
2004
320
0385495544
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Cahill brings to life ancient Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, a poet, a philosopher and an artist in this eloquent and absorbing tribute.
$18.00

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

GRE194
Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
Getty Trust Publications
2004
144
0892366958
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations.
$19.95

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