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Black Lambs and Grey Falcons: Women Travelling in the Balkans

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Black Lambs and Grey Falcons

Women Travelling in the Balkans

Edited by John B. Allcock and Antonia Young

324 pages, 18 photos, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-744-0 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (November 2000)

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Revised and Updated with a New Introduction


During the 19th century the Balkan countries became the subject of a rather romantic fascination for the public at large. This vision of the area has been created in large measure by the writing of women travelers such as those represented in this volume. The achievements of these women are quite remarkable: in many cases their travels were adventurous, and even dangerous, reaching into parts of the countryside which were remote and hardly known to outsiders. Not only as travelers but also in the fields of medical and military service, scholarship and education, journalism and literature, did these women contribute in very significant ways to the expansion of women's horizons and to the attempt to gain greater freedom for women in society in general.

John B. Allcock is head of the Research Unit in South East European Studies and is based in the Interdisciplinary Human Studies department at the University of Bradford.

Antonia Young is a member of the Department for Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University, New York

Subject: Travel and Tourism Gender Studies and Sexuality
Area: Central/Eastern Europe


List of Illustrations
Preface to Second
Edition Acknowledgements

Editorial Introduction: Black Lambs and Grey Falcons: Outward and Inward Frontiers
John B. Allcock and Antonia Young

Chapter 1. Two Victorian Ladies and Bosnian Realities, 1861-1875: G.M. MacKenzie and A.P. Irby
Omer Hadziselimović

Chapter 2. Edith Durham, Traveller and Publicist
John Hodgson

Chapter 3. Edith Durham as a Collector June Hill Chapter 4. Emily Balch: Balkan Traveller, Peace Worker and Nobel Laureate
Elinor M. Despalatović and Joel M. Halpern

Chapter 5. The Work of British Medical Women in Serbia during and after the First World War
Monica Krippner

Chapter 6. Captain Flora Sandes: A Case Study in the Social Construction of Gender in a Serbian Context
Julie Wheelwright

Chapter 7. Rose Wilder Lane: 1886-1968
Antonia Young

Chapter 8. Rebecca West, Gerda and the Sense of Process
Felicity Rosslyn

Chapter 9. Margaret Masson Hasluck
Marc Clark

Chapter 10. Louisa Rayner: An Englishwoman's Experiences in Wartime Yugoslavia
Anne Kay

Chapter 11. Mercia MacDermott: A Woman of the Frontier
Dianne Waller

Chapter 12. An Anthropologist in the Village
Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern

Chapter 13. Bucks, Brides and Useless Baggage: Women's Quest for a Role in their Balkan Travels
Dea Birkett

Chapter 14. Constructing 'the Balkans'
John B. Allcock

Chapter 15. Women Travellers in the Balkans: A Bibliographical Guide
Jennifer Finder

Notes on Contributors

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