Bram Stoker’s Transylvania and Anthony Hope’s Ruritania are among the best known of these images. In this pioneering book, Vesna Goldsworthy explores the . Bram Stoker’s Transylvania and Anthony Hope’s Ruritania are among the best known of these images. Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination . Published more than a decade ago, Inventing Ruritania has become a standard study of the West’s attitude toward the Balkans — the “Wild East” of Europe.
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Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination
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