Get this from a library balkan departures travel writing from south eastern europe wendy bracewell alex drace francis in writings about travel the balkans appear most often as a place traveled to western accounts of the balkans revel in the different and the exotic the violent and the primitive traits that . Much modern western travel writing presents eastern europe and especially the balkans as a sort of museum of masculinity an area where men whether revolutionaries politicians or workers are depicted as behaving in ways that are seen as almost exaggeratedly masculine according to the standards of the traveller. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title abstract and list of authors clicks on a figure or views or downloads the full text. If modern travel writing was born somewhere that place may be south eastern europe a couple of centuries ago when the ottomans hold on their european territories began loosening the region . Part one the balkans in travel writing until the 1990s after the opening of eastern europe the collapse of the communist system the breakdown of yugoslavia and the beginning of the civil wars part we provide a reverse look and observe balkan travellers writing abroad and about foreign regions we conclude by analyzing
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