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By Marcus Tanner

younger women within the Victorian and Edwardian eras weren't anticipated to trip unaccompanied, and definitely to not the distant corners of Southeast Europe, then a part of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. yet Edith Durham was once no usual woman. In 1900, on the age of 37, Durham set sail for the Balkans for the 1st time, a visit which replaced the process her existence. Her studies kindled a profound love of the zone which observed her go back usually within the following many years. She turned a confidante of the King of Montenegro, ran a health facility in Macedonia and, following the outbreak of the 1st Balkan warfare in 1912, grew to become one of many world’s first girl conflict correspondents. Her reputation within the zone earned her the affectionate identify ‘Queen of the Mountains’ and she or he is fondly remembered in Albania till today. Marcus Tanner right here tells the interesting tale of Durham’s courting with the Balkans, portray a shiny portrait of a awesome, if occasionally bold, woman.

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