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EUROPEAN TUR KEY,

IN 1850,

THROUGH BOSNIA, SERVIA, BUL.GARIA, MACEDONIA,
THRACE, ALBANIA, AND EPIRUS; WITH A VISIT TO
GREECE AND THE IONLAN ISLES.

and

A HOMEWARD TOUR THROUGH HUNGARY AND THE SLAvoNIAN PRovinces of
AUSTRIA ON THE LOWER DANUBE.

BY EDMUND SPENCE R, ESQ.

Author of “THAvels IN cincAssia,” “TRAvels IN THE westean caucasus,” etc.

IN TWO WOLUMES.
WOL. I.
L ON DO N :

C O I, B U R N AND CO., PUBLISH E R S,
13, GREAT MARLBO ROUGH STREET.

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Arrival in Servia—Belgrade—First impressions—Passports— Han—Sketches of the town—Public promenade—Costume of the inhabitants—Wisit to the Pacha of Belgrade—An awkward retreat—Preparations for a tour in the Land of the Crescent . - - - - - 9

CHAPTER II.

First day's journey in Servia—Miseries of the han—Sketches of the inhabitants—Their villages and hamlets—Aspect of the country—Arrival at Hassan-Pacha-Palanka—How to procure a supper—A characteristic scene—Anecdotes of the Servian War of Independence—Prince Milosh and Tzerni George— Intrigues of Russia in Servia —Tragical death of Tzerni George—Traits characteristic of the Servians—Servian warsong - - - - - - 29 CHAPTER III.

Description of Servia—Wild aspect of its forests—Swineherds—

Abundance of game—German traveller—Arrival at Jagodin—
Singular costume of the peasantry—Improved aspect of the
country—Industry of the inhabitants—Mount Jouor—Gipsy
villages–Miseries of a traveller—Mountain han—A caravan
bivouac-Arrival at Alexinitz—Increasing prosperity of the
town—Customs and manners of the inhabitants—The quaran-
time and its abuses—English friends and hospitality. 53

CHAPTER IV.

l)escriptive sketches of Servia–Roads—Turkish fortresses—

Route from Belgrade to Widin–Semendria—Singular foun-
tain at Goulebatz–Mount Mirotsch—Splendid prospect—
Austrian commerce—Hints to merchants—Swineherds in
Servia—Value of pigs—Mineral wealth of Servia—Agriculture
—Productions — Traits and characteristics of the inhabit-
ants. - - - - - - 75

CHAPTER V.

Historical sketch of the Slavonians—Character of the Servians

—Their nationality—Present and future prospects—Affinity
between the Servian and Anglo-Saxon races—Concluding
remarks . - - - - - 9()

CHAPTER VI.

Warlike tendencies of the Servian nationality—Contrast between

them and the Greeks—Sketches illustrative of their character
—Abilities as legislators—Military system in Servia—State of
education—Finances—Taxes, how levied—Prosperous state of
the Principality—Reflections and general observations | ()2

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