Through Bosnia and the Herzegovina
In July of 1875, as Arthur Evans and his brother Lewis made plans to travel through Bosnia-Herzegovina on foot, revolution came to the Balkans. By the time the two Brits arrived a month later, full insurrection was underway and they found themselves not only travelers in a remote, unexplored land, but witnesses to history. Rich in its reflections on Bosnian culture, landscape, and history, Evans' account serves also as a window into one of the country's most important social upheavals. Part travelogue, part first-person journalism, this is living, breathing history at its best. Best known for discovering and naming the Bronze Age civilization of the Minoans, British archaeologist SIR ARTHUR JOHN EVANS (1851-1941) also wrote Cretan Pictographs and Prae-Phoenician Script, The Mycenaean Tree and Pillar Cult, and The Palace of Minos.
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Page 23 - ... two parts : a long flat neck, or handle, and a hollow oval body, either wholly of wood, or covered with parchment, having the upper surface perforated with holes to allow the sound to escape. Over this body, and the whole length of the handle, were stretched three strings of catgut secured at the upper extremity either by the same number of pegs, or by passing through an aperture in the handle ; they were then bound round it, and tied in a knot.
Page vi - If this book should do anything to interest Englishmen in a land and people among the most interesting in Europe, and to open people's eyes to the evils of the government under which the Bosniacs suffer, its object will have been fully attained. Those who may be inclined to 'try Bosnia' will meet with many hardships.
Page lviii - Whatever were the favouring causes of this wide-spread renegation, its effect has been to afford us the unique phenomenon of a race of Sclavonic Mahometans. This must be borne in mind at the present moment, for nothing is more liable to confuse the questions at issue than to look on the Mussulman inhabitants of Bosnia and the Herzegovina as Turks. Conventionally, perhaps, one is often obliged to do so.
Page lix - Capstans, resided still in the feudal castles reared by their Christian ancestors ; they kept their old escutcheons, their Sclavonic family names, their rolls and patents of nobility inherited from Christian kings ; they led forth their retainers as of old under their baronial banners, and continued to indulge in the chivalrous pastime of hawking.