Best Books About Croatia and Montenegro to Read Before You Go
By Cari Morgan1 Min. Read
From handy travel resources and in-depth historical reads to engaging stories from the region, these must-read books about Croatia and Montenegro dive deep into the culture, tumultuous past and lure of the Balkan Peninsula. If you’re planning a trip to the Dalmatian Coast, you’ll surely want to put a few of these books on your reading list.
Everything you need to plan a trip to Croatia and Montenegro is included in this detailed, practical guide. From maps and sample itineraries to helpful regional write-ups and locals’ recommendations on the best experiences, it’s all here.
This gripping novel follows a 9-year-old girl during the Croatian War of Independence before fast-forwarding a decade to her present life in America and her attempts to make peace with her memories of war and the impacts it had on her life.
Steeped in atmosphere, this compelling tale of intrigue set in turn-of-the-century Montenegro evokes the tangled politics of the region – Muslim, Turkish and British. The author follows the adventures of reluctant British spy Harwell Auberon from the Adriatic to mountain villages, capturing the essence of the people and the land.
Called “one of the finest volumes to come out of the war” by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and photographs to illuminate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Author Robert Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this insightful regional portrait that was recognized by The New York Times as one of Best Books of the Year.
First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It’s a big, challenging book, but some consider it the best ever written on the Balkans.
In this useful reference book, the Balkans are clearly and concisely illustrated through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays that guide readers through the region’s physical geography and complex history.
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