Name: Raluca Perța
Affiliation: Institute of Literary History and Theory “G. Călinescu” of the Romanian Academy
Citation Recommendation: Perța, Raluca. “The travellerʼs eye. Anatole Demidoff and his 1837 Travel through Wallachia”. Synthesis, no. XL, 2013, pp. 77-85
Title: THE TRAVELLERʼS EYE. ANATOLE DEMIDOFF AND HIS 1837 TRAVEL THROUGH WALLACHIA
The article is focused on a European personality of the first half of the nineteenth century, Anatol Demidoff, who initiated a multi-disciplinary expedition from Paris to Southern Russia, Crossing more than half Europe and coming down through the Romanian Principalities, Wallachia and Moldavia. This article concentrates upon the traveler’s perception of the Romanian realities of 1837: villages, cities, people’s mentalities, landscapes, politics, entertainment and culture. The interest lies in what attracts the eye of the traveler, in the visual and cultural meaning of this perception.
Keywords: multi-disciplinary expedition in the nineteenth century Europe, Anatol Demidoff, the image of Wallachia, Romanian postal Services, Bucharest at 1837