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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 IONIAN ISLES.

ANd A HOMEWARD TOUR through hung ARY AND THE SLAvonian Provinces or AUSTRIA ON THE LOWER DANUBE.

BY EDM UND SPENCE R, ESQ.

AuTHoR or “TRAvels in cincAssia,” “TRAvels IN THE westERN CAUCAsus,” etc

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COL BURN AND CO., PUBLISHERS, 13, GREAT MARL BOROUGH STREET.

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Arrival in Servia—Belgrade—First impressions—Passports— Han—Sketches of the town—Public promenade—Costume of the inhabitants—Visit 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 quarantime and its abuses—English friends and hospitality. 53

CHAPTER IV.

Descriptive sketches of Servia—loads—Turkish fortresses—

Route from Belgrade to Widin–Semendria—Singular fountain 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 inhabitants. - - - - - 75

CHAPTER V.

Historical sketch of the Slavonians—Character of the Servians

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—Their nationality—Present and future prospects—Affinity between the Servian and Anglo-Saxon races—Concluding remarks . - - - - - 00

CHAPTER VI.

arlike 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 1 ()2

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