Romania Revisited

Romania Revisited

On the Trail of English Travellers, 1602-1941

Alan Ogden


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Romania Revisited is the definitive story of the journeys made by English travelers to Romania between 1602 and 1941. The author, Alan Ogden, interweaves the impressions of previous generations into the witty account of his own journeys made in the summer and winter of 1998. Starting with the Transylvanian adventures of Captain John Smith in 1602, the bibliography is the most detailed inventory yet published of English travel writing on Romania.The author's own journey is a comprehensive and perspicacious review of today's Romania. Ogden focuses on the heritage and art of the country, while providing a delightful account of his own experiences en route. The book is illustrated with the author's own photographs, based on the work of Kurt Hielscher in 1933, and with helpful maps drawn by the author. Romania Revisited makes a valuable contribution to the study of the external perception of Romania over the centuries and is the perfect travel companion for today's visitor.


Alan Ogden:
After a career as an international public relations executive, Alan Ogden turned his passion for travel and photography into photographing and writing about some of the places dearest to him. His books include Romania Revisited: On the Trail of English Travellers, 1602-1941, Revelations of Byzantium: The Monasteries and Painted Churches of Northern Moldavia, and Fortresses of Faith: A Pictorial History of the Fortified Saxon Churches of Romania, among others. He was a founder member of Pro Patrimonio, an NGO whose main mission is the conservation, rescue and reactivation of the cultural heritage of Romania, especially in architecture, and also of the Patrick Leigh Fermor Society, which published the quarterly The Philhellene. He lives in London, England.