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The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine

Patrice M. Dabrowski


This book details how three highland ranges of the mountain system found in present-day Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine were discovered for a broader regional public. This is a story of how the Tatras, Eastern Carpathians, and Bieszczady Mountains went from being terra incognita to becoming the popular tourist destinations they are today. It is a story of the encounter of Polish and Ukrainian lowlanders with the wild, sublime highlands and with the indigenous highlanders — Górale, Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos — and how these peoples were incorporated into a national narrative as the territories w ... More

Keywords: Tatra Mountains, Eastern Carpathians, Bieszczady Mountains, Górale, Hutsuls, Boikos, Lemkos, mountain tourism, indigenous highlanders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759673
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrice M. Dabrowski, author