New map of key story locations for reverse title page of book:
My pre-trip reading has also included Štefan Blaško’s “ABC Slovak Language Vol. 5: Slovakia Geography & History” ( (c)1973 Štefan Blaško, 60 Crescent Terrace, Belleville, N.J., 07109).
Here are a couple useful maps from Blaško’s pages:
Apparently the 9th century is something of a highwater-mark for the region’s position in European power politics!
I’m skipping historical periods wildly here, but Continue reading