Treasures of Bulgaria

By Miguel A. Alonso-Zarazaga & Christopher H.C. Lyal
October 2001
Lyuborodie Foundation / St. Kliment Ohridski University Press
ISBN: 954-07-1518-0
251 pages, illustrated
$86.50 hardcover

Treasures of Bulgaria presents a comprehensive survey of the arts, architecture and archaeological heritage in the Bulgarian lands and provides an insight into the unique atmosphere and spirit of the National Revival period in some of the most beautiful spots in Bulgaria.

It is a picturesque journey which starts from the imposing architectural complex and century-old treasures of Rila Monastery and, taking the reader through the millennial ruins of antique cities, the riches of monasteries, churches, museums, art galleries, private collections, ethnographical and natural reserves, scattered throughout the country, ends in the capital city of Sofia and its environs, a precious repository of much that inspired and talented artists and handicraftsmen have created in the course of centuries.

The small Balkan country is a veritable paradise for the tourist and the art-lover eager to experience the singular fascination of Bulgarian traditional architecture and to admire the art heritage of some eight millenniums. Richly illustrated with many color and black & white photos.

Archaeology; History; European Studies

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