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SERVIA,

THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN

FAMILY:

OR, A

RESIDENCE IN BELGRADE,

AND

TRAVELS IN THE HIGHLANDS AND WOODLANDS OF

THE INTERIOR,

DURING THE YEARS 1843 AND 1844.

BY

ANDREW ARCHIBALD PATON, ESQ.

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“ Les hommes croient en général connaître suffisamment l'Empire Ottoman
pour peu qu'ils aient lu l'énorme compilation que le savant M. de Hammer a
publiée mais en dehors de ce mouvement central il y a la vie intérieure
de province, dont le tableau tout entier reste à faire.”

LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

DR 307 P311

1845

LONDON:
GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

577-1559 slust 7-8-90

PREFACE.

The narrative and descriptive portion of this work speaks for itself. In the historical part I

have consulted with advantage Von Engels “ History of Servia,” Ranké's “Servian Revolution,” Possart's “Servia,” and Ami Boué's “Turquie d’Europe," but took the precaution of

submitting the facts selected to the censorship

of those on the spot best able to test their accuracy. For this service, I owe a debt of acknowledgment to M. Hadschitch, the framer of the Servian code; M. Marinovitch, Secretary of

iv

PREFACE.

the Senate; and Professor John Shafarik, whose

lectures on Slaavic history, literature, and an

tiquities, have obtained unanimous applause.

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