This page provides a sample full-text travelogue and a preliminary bibliography with over 1,500 entries of primary sources. Please check again for updates.

The sample book:

Senior, Nassau William. A Journal Kept in Turkey and Greece in the Autumn of 1857, and the Beginning of 1858. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859.


[…] This is a sample of the bibliography with more than 1500 primary source entries, containing also individual editions and translations of the travelogues. For a complete version of the primary sources please get in contact with us.

Some secondary literature on the topic can be found here:

Amin, A. (2013). Ägyptomanie und Orientalismus: Ägypten in der deutschen Reiseliteratur (1175-1663). Mit einem kommentierten Verzeichnis der Reiseberichte (383-1845). Walter de Gruyter.
Behdad, A. (1994). Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution. Duke University Press Books.
Bernard, V. (1996). Österreicher im Orient: eine Bestandsaufnahme österreichischer Reiseliteratur im 19. Jahrhundert. Holzhausen.
Bracewell, W., & Drace-Francis, A. (2007). A Comparative History of East European Travel Writing on Europe, Volume 2: East Meets West. Central European University Press.
Buzard, J. (1993). The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918. Oxford University Press.
Carey, D. (2015). Truth, Lies and Travel Writing. In C. Thompson (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing. Routledge.
Carr, H. (2002). Modernism and travel (1880–1940). In P. Hulme & T. Youngs (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (pp. 70–86). Cambridge University Press.
Genc, K. (Ed.). (2015). An Istanbul Anthology: Travel Writing through the Centuries. The American University in Cairo Press.
Goldsworthy, V. (2006). The Balkans in Nineteenth-Century British Travel Writing. In T. Youngs (Ed.), Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century (pp. 19–36). Anthem Press; JSTOR.
Gorton, T. J. (Ed.). (2015). A Beirut Anthology: Travel Writing through the Centuries (1 edition). The American University in Cairo Press.
Hammond, A. (2004). The Uses of Balkanism: Representation and Power in British Travel Writing, 1850-1914. The Slavonic and East European Review, 82(3), 601–624.
Hammond, A. (2010). Memoirs of conflict: British women travellers in the Balkans. Studies in Travel Writing, 14(1), 57–75.
Harlan, D. (2009). Travel, Pictures, and a Victorian Gentleman in Greece. Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 78(3), 421–453.
Hodkinson, J., Walker, J., Mazumdar, S., & Feichtinger, J. (Eds.). (2013). Tales from the Oriental Borderlands: On the Making and Uses of Colonial Algiers in Germanophone Travel Writing from the Maghreb around 1840. In Deploying Orientalism in Culture and History (pp. 78–98). Boydell and Brewer; JSTOR.
Hulme, P., & Youngs, T. (Eds.). (2002). The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing. Cambridge University Press.
Korte, B. (2000). English Travel Writing from Pilgrimages to Postcolonial Explorations: From Pilgrimage to Postcolonial. Palgrave Macmillan.
Melman, B. (2014). Women’s Orients: English Women and the Middle East, 1718-1918. Palgrave Macmillan.
Mörner, M. (1982). European Travelogues as Sources to Latin American History from the Late Eighteenth Century until 1870. Revista de Historia de América, 93, 91–149.
Nash, G. (2011). Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger: an anthology.
Nash, G. P. (2005). From Empire to Orient: Travellers to the Middle East, 1830-1926. I.B.Tauris.
Oxfeldt, E. (2010). Journeys from Scandinavia: Travelogues of Africa, Asia, and South America, 1840―2000. University of Minnesota Press.
Rogers, S. S. (2011). Inventing the Holy Land: American Protestant Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1865–1941. Lexington Books.
Rubiés, J.-P. (2000). Travel Writing as a Genre: Facts, Fictions and the Invention of a Scientific Discourse in Early Modern Europe. Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 1(1), 5–35.
Schiffer, R. (1999). Oriental panorama: British travellers in 19th-century Turkey. Rodopi.
Sillitoe, Alan. (1995). Leading the blind: a century of guidebook travel 1815-1914. Macmillan.
Spackman, B. (2017). Accidental orientalists: modern Italian travelers in Ottoman lands. Liverpool University Press.
Thompson, C. (Ed.). (2015). The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing (1st edition). Routledge.
Ze’evi, D. (2006). The View from Without: Sexuality in Travel Accounts. In Producing Desire (1st ed., pp. 149–166). University of California Press; JSTOR.
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