Bosnia and Herzegovina: History, People, Culture, Travel and Tourism, Environment

Bosnia and Herzegovina: History, People, Culture, Travel and Tourism, Environment

by Matthews Samuel

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Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina. History, People, Culture, Travel and Tourism Environment. When the Romans extended their conquests into the territory of modern Bosnia during the 2nd and 1st centuries bce, the people they encountered there belonged mainly to Illyrian tribes. Most of the area of modern Bosnia was incorporated into the Roman province of Dalmatia. During the 4th and 5th centuries ce, Roman armies suffered heavy defeats in this region at the hands of invading Goths. When the Goths were eventually driven out of the Balkans by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I in the early 6th century, the Bosnian territory became, notionally at least, part of the Byzantine Empire. Tourism

Craggily beautiful Bosnia and Hercegovina is most intriguing for its East-meets-West atmosphere born of blended Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian histories. Many international visitors still associate the country with the heartbreaking civil war of the 1990s, and several attractions focus on the horrors of that era. But today, visitors will likely remember the country for its deep, unassuming human warmth, its beautiful mountainscapes and its numerous medieval castle ruins. Apart from modest Neum it lacks beach resorts, but easily compensates with cascading rafting rivers, waterfalls and bargain-value skiing in its mostly mountainous landscapes. Major drawcards are the reincarnated historic centres of Sarajevo and Mostar, counterpointing splendid Turkish-era stone architecture with quirky bars, inviting street-terrace cafes and a vibrant arts scene. And there's so much more to discover in the largely rural hinterland, all at prices that make the country one of Europe's best-value destinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912483006
Publisher: Global Print Digital
Publication date: 10/13/2017
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Abut Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1

Introduction. 1

Land. 3

People and Lifestyle. 8

Ethnic groups and religions. 8

Languages. 10

Settlement patterns. 10

Demographic trends. 12

Social Stratification. 12

Gender Roles and Statuses. 13

Marriage, Family, and Relationship. 14

Socialization. 16

Etiquette. 17

Religion. 20

Economy and Food. 26

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing. 27

Power and resources. 28

Manufacturing. 28

Finance, trade, and services. 28

Labour and taxation. 29

Transportation and telecommunications. 30

Food in Daily Life. 31

Government and Society. 34

Constitutional framework. 34

Local government 35

Justice. 36

Political process. 36

Security. 38

Education. 39

Social Welfare and Change Programs. 40

NGO.. 40

Cultural Life. 42

Cultural milieu. 42

Cultural Information in of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 46

Number of Cultural Differences in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 60

Daily life and social customs. 66

The arts. 67

Cultural institutions. 68

Sports and recreation. 68

Media and publishing. 70

History. 71

Ancient and medieval periods. 71

Ottoman Bosnia. 77

Bosnia and Herzegovina under Austro-Hungarian rule. 85

Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Yugoslav kingdom.. 88

Bosnia and Herzegovina in communist Yugoslavia. 90

Independence and war 93

Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina. 96

Urbanism, Architecture, and the Use of Space. 100

Travel and Tourism.. 102

Things to Do. 104

Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina. 123

Attractions. 124

Food and Restaurants. 128

Shopping and Leisure. 132

Transportation. 133

Airports. 135

Travel Tips. 136

Visas and Vaccinations. 139

Weather 140

Holidays and Festivals. 141

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