Six brief years have passed since "PICTURES FROM THE BALKANS" was first published, yet in that short time much history has been made. Austria has extended her boundaries, and Bosnia and Herzegovina are now parts of her empire. Bulgaria has shaken herself free from the Turk, and her Prince is now a Tsar in his own kingdom. Turkey has known the stress of revolution, has seen one Sultan fall and another rise, and her grip on the Balkan peoples has been weakened by a desert war.

These political changes, however, have but little affected those general conditions which, in "PICTURES FROM THE BALKANS," Mr. Foster Fraser so ably described, and in issuing this popular edition the Publishers have not thought it necessary to make any alterations in the Author's graphic and far-seeing text.

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