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Article: Count Vronsky in Serbia

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princess garnet
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Article: Count Vronsky in Serbia

Postby princess garnet » Wed January 3rd, 2018, 7:53 pm

Meet the man and a distant relative of Leo Tolstoy who was the inspiration for Count Vronsky in the novel Anna Karenina:
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/blog/finding-count-vronsky-in-serbia-01-02-2018
The war between Serbia and Turkey (1876-78) was one of a series of wars in the region.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Re: Article: Count Vronsky in Serbia

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 4th, 2018, 1:15 am

Fascinating. Thanks for posting!
Somebody famous (can't remember who) once quipped, "The Balkans have always produced more history than could be consumed locally."


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