Alone of all her sex? The Dutch Jeanne Merkus and the hitherto hidden other viragos in the Balkans during the great eastern crisis (1875-1878)

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Grémaux René (2017)
  • Publisher: Institute for Balkan Studies SASA
  • Journal: Balcanica (issn: 0350-7653, eissn: 2406-0801)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2298/BALC1748067G
  • Subject: female volunteer fighter | rebellion | war | Great Eastern Crisis | Bosnia-Herzegovina | Montenegro | Serbia | Romania | Turkey-in-Europe | History of Balkan Peninsula | DR1-2285

This paper deals with the question as to whether the well-reported Dutch volunteer warrior Jeanne Merkus was indeed the sole female fighter at the time of the anti-Ottoman rebellions and the wars in the Balkan Peninsula from 1875 to 1878, when the Grea... View more
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