“Croatia: Aspects of Art, Architecture and Cultural History” With an introduction by John Julius Norwich.
Francis Lincoln, 2009 (hardcover), 224 pages, ISBN: 978-0711229211
This beautifully illustrated volume is the first scholarly study in English on Croatia’s cultural heritage. Leading specialists, such as John Julius Norwich, Timothy Clifford, Marcus Binney, Brian Sewell and Sheila McNally, create an intelligent portrait of key cultural developments in Croatia’s history from ancient to recent times.
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“A Traveller’s History of Croatia” by Benjamin Curtis.
Chastleton Travel (Arris Publishing), 2010 (paperback), 274 pages, ISBN: 978-1566568081
The ‘Traveller’s History’ books are always good value, and this one does not disappoint. The author provides a comprehensive survey of Croatia’s history from earliest times to the present day satisfyingly condensed into a portable, readable paperback. As the Daily Telegraph put it, this is ideal before-you-go reading. Buy at Amazon
“Diocletian’s Palace, Split: Residence of a Retired Roman Emperor” by J.J.Wilkes.
Ian Sanders, 1993 (paperback), 131 pages, ISBN: 978-0952107309
An authoritative account of the surviving remains of Diocletian’s Palace and their importance to architectural history. Buy at Amazon
“Diocletian and the Roman Recovery” by Stephen Williams.
Routledge, 1997 (paperback), 264 pages, ISBN: 978-0415918275
A fascinating biography of one of Rome’s greatest and most original rulers. Buy at Amazon
“Southeastern Europe in the Early Middle Ages, 500-1250″ by Florin Curta.
Cambridge University Press, 2006 (paperback), 526 pages, ISBN: 978-0521894524
This is an innovative and authoritative survey of the transition from late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages, exploring important themes such as the rise of medieval states, conversion to Christianity, the monastic movement, architecture and the arts. Buy at Amazon.
“The Illyrians (The Peoples of Europe)” by John Wilkes.
Wiley-Blackwell, 1995 (paperback), 384 pages, ISBN: 978-0631198079
An illuminating survey of the Iron Age tribes who inhabited the region before the arrival of Romans and Slavs. Buy at Amazon.
“The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley, 5000-3500 BC” by David Anthony and Jennifer Chi (eds).
Princeton University Press, 2009 (hardcover), 240 pages, ISBN: 978-0691143880
Produced to accompany a special travelling exhibition, this beautiful volume presents not only splendid images of the ceramics, figurines and metalwork of the Copper Age Balkans, but also expert essays which provide a much-needed synthesis of one of the most notable and creative episodes in world prehistory. Buy at Amazon.