The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine.
CCPS Lecture by Patrice Dabrowski, an Associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.
In The Carpathians, Patrice M. Dabrowski narrates how three highland ranges of the Carpathian mountain system were discovered for a broader regional public from about 1870 to 1980. This is a story of how the Tatras, Eastern Carpathians, and Bieszczady Mountains went from being terra incognita to becoming the popular tourist destinations they are today. It is a story of the encounter of Polish and Ukrainian lowlanders with the wild, sublime highlands and with the indigenous highlanders—Górale, Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos—and how these peoples were incorporated into a national narrative as the territories were transformed into a native/national landscape.