The Balkan Peninsula is a fascinating region with a rich past. Travelling in the footsteps of earlier visitors adds a historical dimension to the journeys. There is also a lot of good food – especially in Bulgaria, the land of Orpheus.
The Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea offer completely different adventures.
- Sabira Ståhlberg: Sipping Coffee with the Enemy: Otto von Essen in Moldavia, Wallachia, and Bulgaria (1829-1830). Old and New Insights on the History of Intelligence and Diplomacy in the Balkans. pp. 41-64.
- Sabira Ståhlberg: Book review of Christian Mauder: In the Sultan’s Salon. Learning, Religion, and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 1501–1516). Studia Orientalia Electronica Vol 10 (1), 2022, pp. 60–61. (Open Access).
- Sabira Ståhlberg: Window to a world beyond: Göran Schildt’s journey to Bulgaria and Romania in 1963 and some multilingual and multicultural strategies. The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 1(2021), pp. 47-94. (Open Access)
- Sabira Ståhlberg & Dorijan Hajdu: The family tree – a challenge for multicultural learning: some aspects of Swedish, Serbian and Bulgarian kinship terminology. The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 1(2021), pp. 95-126. (Open Access)
- Dorijan Hajdu & Sabira Ståhlberg: A fly in amber? Nordic-Balkan citizen diplomacy and cultural connections then and now. The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2020), pp. 7-48. (Open Access)
- The music played as the boys marched to the ramparts of Gorni Dubnik – Finnish views on the Ottoman-Russian war of 1877–78. Chapter 10 in The Ottoman-Russian war of 1877-78. 2007. pp. 139-164.
- Finnish Guard in the Balkans 1877–1878
- Journey to Colchis. Göran Schildt’s trip to the Black Sea in 1963
- In Orpheus’ land. Bulgarian food and wine
- Dog weather on the Black Sea. Children’s book about Jason and the Argonauts from a dog’s perspective