A Bibliography of East European Travel Writing
East Looks West, Vol. 3
Wendy Bracewell, Senior Lecturer in History,
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University
Alex Drace-Francis, lecturer in Modern European
History, School of History, University of Liverpool
The bibliography volume of the three-volume East
Looks West: East European Travel Writing in Europe
collates travel writing published in book form by east
Europeans travelling in Europe from ca. 1550 to 2000.
It is intended as a fundamental research tool, collecting
together travel writings within each national/linguistic
tradition, and enabling comparative analysis of such
material. It fills an important gap in the existing
reference literature, both in western and east European
languages, and will be of use to those working in the
growing fields of comparative travel writing, regional
and national identities, and postcolonialism.
These texts exist in surprisingly large numbers, and
include writings of high literary quality as well as
of historical interest, but they have been relatively
little studied as a genre. Much of this material is
rare and difficult to find, even in national libraries.
As a result, there are few bibliographical surveys of
the literature of east European travel and self-representation,
and none that are region-wide or comparative in scope.
This is the third volume of a three-part set of East
Looks West. Vol. 1. Orientations.
An Anthology of East European Travel Writing on Europe.
Vol. 2. Undern
Eastern Eyes. A Comparative Introduction to
East European Travel Writing on Europe.
"Western travel accounts have long been an important
source for the study of East European history. As the
editors of this volume note, far less systematic work
has been done on Eastern European accounts of the West.
This volume represents an important step toward addressing
that problem. It is one volume in a larger study entitled
East Looks West, issued by Central European University
Press, so typical of the pathbreaking work that that
publisher does for East European studies. Every library
providing serious coverage of East European studies,
and many libraries dealing with European studies in
general, will want to acquire this title." - College
and Research Libraries
"An important contribution to European studies
conceived in the broadest possible sense. They should
find room in university and personal libraries next
to other recent efforts to write and map the literary
and cultural histories of Central and Eastern Europe."
- Slavic and East European Journal
"The first comprehensive survey of this kind.
It likewise comprises travelogues produced by writers
from the region in languages of international
circulation, such as Latin, French, Italian, English,
and Russian, travel letters and foreign reportage.
The book is the result of the collective efforts of
the editors and, for the most part, of scholars from
different parts of Eastern Europe, and this is duly
acknowledged in the closing section of its Introduction."
- Slavonic and East European Review
Introduction; 1. Albanian – Rigels Halili,
Enkelejda Shtjefni, Enkelena Qafleshi, 2. Bosnian,
Croatian, Serbian and Serbo-Croatian – Wendy
Bracewel; 3. Bulgarian – Diana Atanassova;
4. Czech – David Chirico, Daniel Řehák;
5. Greek – Annita Panaretou, Maria Kostaridou;
6. Hebrew and Yiddish – Mikhail Kizilov
, 7. Hungarian – Zsuzsanna Varga,
8. Macedonian – Zora Kostadinova,
Igor Daniloviќ; 9. Polish – Kate
Wilson, Karin Friedrich; 10. Romanian – Alex
Drace-Francis; 11. Slovak – Michal Sojka;
12. Slovene – Barbara Vodopivec; 13.
Ukrainian – Vladislava Reznik; 14. Languages
of International Circulation – Wendy Bracewell,
Alex Drace-Francis; 15. Travel Accounts of Europe:
An Auxiliary Bibliography – Alex Drace-Francis;
Index of places visited; Index of translations
ISBN 978-963-9776-12-8 cloth $60.00 / €55.00 /
ISBN 978-963-9776-09-8 ö (number of the set)