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.
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. (2013). Tales from the Oriental Borderlands: On the Making and Uses of Colonial Algiers in Germanophone Travel Writing from the Maghreb around 1840. In J. Hodkinson, J. Walker, S. Mazumdar, & J. Feichtinger (Eds.), 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.
Melman, B. (2014). Women’s Orients: English Women and the Middle East, 1718-1918. Palgrave Macmillan.
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.
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.
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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