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Edith Durham

(1863—1944) traveller and anthropologist


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(1863–1944) Travel writer and anthropologist, educated at Bedford College and the Royal Academy of Arts. After the death of her father and a long period nursing her mother, Durham travelled in the Balkans over two decades from the late 1890s. Her seven books on the region include High Albania (1909). Her work has been regarded as possessing anthropological value, and she served on the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute, but her pro-Albanian views attracted criticism.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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