Into the Carpathians

The Carpathian Mountains: fabled land of natural beauty, Gothic castles, and dreadful battles. But what are these mountains really like? Enter "Into the Carpathians" to discover an enchanting world of adventure, history, mystery, and more!


Author: Alan E. Sparks

Publisher: Koehler Books

ISBN: 1633931536

Category: Travel

Page: 380

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The Carpathian Mountains--legendary land of Gothic castles, eerie accents, and the depredations of vampires and werewolves. But what are the Carpathian Mountains really like? Do Western readers know what really lurks in the dense forests blanketing the steep mountain slopes? (The most significant populations of wild animals remaining in Europe west of Russia.) Do they know what survives in the scenic valleys and on the lofty meadows? (The "old life" of rural Europe.) Do they know what diverse forms the craggy ridges have given to the many cultures and nations of Central and Eastern Europe, and to human imaginations the world over? (Too varied to summarize on a cover.) Do they know how it feels to explore the landscape's challenging contours? (Invigorating, rewarding, exasperating, enlightening...) Enter Into the Carpathians to discover a beautiful and enchanting world of adventure, history, mystery, and more!

Into the Carpathians

202 203 west), the Celts brought advanced smelting technology into the Carpathians, including the manufacture of high-quality weapons, which they sold to customers such as the Dacians. At least some of the Celtic cultural presence in ...


Author: Alan E. Sparks

Publisher: Rainy Day Publishing

ISBN: 9781633931541

Category: Travel

Page: 356

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A compelling chronicle of a hiking and wildlife research expedition along the Carpathian and Sudeten Mountains, from Romania to Germany, some 800 miles as the crow flies. (This volume, Part 1, covers the first half of the journey, through Romania and Ukraine.) On the trail of wolves, we are led deep into the dark forests, misty hills, and intriguing history of this fabled landscape, where encounters with wolves, bears, and lynx; werewolves, vampires, and witches; lumberjacks, shepherds, and recluses; poets, tyrants, and saints; deities, demons, and sirens; and such imposing historical figures as Attila the Hun, Vlad the Impaler, and Volodymyr the Great provide broad insight into the natural, historical, and mythological forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the cultures, nations, and psyches along the way. 63 beautiful color photographs also emblaze this memorable trek.

Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians

Building on certain scriptural texts, the later orthodox iconography of the Last Judgment also incorporated scenes of the death of a righteous man and the death of a sinner. the former's soul was accepted by an angel while king david ...


Author: John-Paul Himka

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802098092

Category: Art

Page: 301

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Few subjects in Christianity have inspired artists as much as the last judgment. Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians examines images of the last judgment from the fifteenth century to the present in the Carpathian mountain region of Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania, as a way to consider history free from the traditional frameworks and narratives of nations. Over ten years, John-Paul Himka studied last-judgment images throughout the Carpathians and found a distinctive and transnational blending of Gothic, Byzantine, and Novgorodian art in the region. Piecing together the story of how these images were produced and how they developed, Himka traces their origins on linden boards and their evolution on canvas and church walls. Tracing their origins with monks, he follows these images' increased popularity as they were commissioned by peasants and shepherds whose tastes so shocked bishops that they ordered the destruction of depictions of sexual themes and grotesque forms of torture. A richly illustrated and detailed account of history through a style of art, Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians will find a receptive audience with art historians, religious scholars, and slavists.

The Carpathians and Their Foreland

eroded, shedding quantities of coarse clastics into the adjacent flysch basins. Toward the end of the Eocene, the ridges submerged and were buried below the progressing Carpathian thrust belt (Figure 6). Whether they were subducted or ...


Author: Jan Golonka

Publisher: AAPG

ISBN: 9780891813651

Category: Science

Page: 600

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Fossils of the Carpathian Region

By this time, in the area of the present-day Carpathian Basin, the central basin of the Paratethys (already isolated from the rest of the world's oceans) and continental terrane rising up above the sea can be found.


Author: István Fozy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253009876

Category: Nature

Page: 1188

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István Fozy and István Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region's fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of this region, special attention is given to rare finds and complete skeletons. The region's fossils range from tiny foraminifera to the Transylvanian dinosaurs and mammals of the Carpathian Basin. The book also gives nonspecialists the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of paleontology. Sidebars present brief biographies of important figures and explain how to collect, prepare, and interpret fossils.

Geology of the Carpathian Region

5 THE CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS The half - circular arc of the Carpathians is about 1500 km ( over 900 miles ) long , stretching from the Western to the Southern Carpathians and , combining the outer and inner belts ( into which their ranges ...


Author: G. Z. F”ldvary

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 997150345X

Category: Science

Page: 571

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This can be best described as a comprehensive volume, as there is no one-volume of work done on the geology of the entire Carpathian region. It is aimed to pave the way for global geologists to examine this tectonically complex and key area and to build up a clear picture about its origin, evolution and structure. It provides factual geological material for plate tectonicians to work on and to derive basic information from. Since it is intended to be comprehensive, it will also be a useful source material for professional geologists and specialists in the earth sciences.

Settlement Communication and Exchange around the Western Carpathians

In the Early Bronze Age, Małopolska witnessed groups of people migrating from present-day Hungary, who used flexed burials, and new groups from Bukovina and Moldova, moving along the outer eastern arc of the Carpathians.


Author: T. L. Kienlin

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784910372

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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This volume focuses on the complex issues of long-term cultural change in the populations surrounding the Western Carpathians, with the aim of striking a balance between local cultural dynamics, subsistence economy and the alleged importance of far-reaching contacts, and communication and exchange involved in this process.

In the Carpathians

Even where the view is most beautiful , hill upon hill and mountain upon mountain stretching far into the distance , there is ... and if the regulations were common to all Carpathian forests our tour was going to be a cumbrous failure .


Author: Mrs. Lion (Fitzpatrich) Phillimore


ISBN: UCAL:$B759436

Category: Carpathian Mountains

Page: 338

View: 871

Into the Carpathians

The Carpathian Mountains-legendary land of natural beauty, Gothic castles, and dreadful battles.


Author: Alan E. Sparks


ISBN: 1633932427

Category: Travel

Page: 380

View: 236

The Carpathian Mountains-legendary land of Gothic castles, eerie accents, and the depredations of vampires and werewolves. But what are the Carpathian Mountains really like? Enter Into the Carpathians to discover a beautiful and enchanting world of adventure, history, mystery, and more!