The The Land Beyond the Forest 2 Volume Paperback Set The Land Beyond the Forest: Volume 2
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Novelist Emily Gerard (1849-1905) went with her husband, an officer in the Austrian army, to Transylvania for two years in 1883. Then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today a region of western Romania, Transylvania was little known to readers back in England. In the years following, she wrote this full-length account (published in 1888) as well as several articles on the region, which Bram Stoker used when researching the setting for Dracula. She describes her encounters with the different nationalities that made up the Transylvanian people: Romanians, Saxons and gypsies. Full of startling anecdotes and written in a novelistic style, her work combines her personal recollections with a detailed account of the landscape and people. The first volume recounts her first impressions and the superstitions and customs of the Romanian and Saxon populations. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=geraem
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 21mm | 470g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 Halftones, black and white
  • 1108021603
  • 9781108021609
  • 1,388,904

Table of contents

1. Introductory; 2. Historical; 3. Political; 4. Arrival in Transylvania. First impressions; 5. Saxon historical feast. Legend; 6. The Saxons. Character, Education, Religion; 7. Saxon villages; 8. Saxon interiors. Character; 9. Saxon churches and sieges; 10. The Saxon village pastor; 11. The Saxon brotherhoods. Neighbourhoods and village hann; 12. The Saxons. Dress, spinning and dancing; 13. The Saxons. Betrothal; 14. The Saxons. Marriage; 15. The Saxon. Birth and infancy; 16. The Saxon. Death and burial; 17. The Roumanians. Their origin; 18. The Roumanians. Their religion. Popas and churches; 19. The Roumanians. Their character; 20. Roumanian life; 21. Roumanian marriage and morality; 22. The Roumanians. Dancing, songs, music, stories, and proverbs; 23. Roumanian poetry; 24. The Roumanians. Nationality and atrocities; 25. The Roumanians. Death and burial. Vampires and were-wolves; 26. Roumanians superstition. Days and hours.
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