Montenegro

Montenegro :: Books

Travel Guides

In addition to the single country guides, short descriptions of Montenegro appear in four of Lonely Planet's regional guides listed in the Overview section: Europe on a Shoestring, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean Europe, and Southeastern Europe.

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Montenegro - The Bradt Travel Guide  (5th edition published March 2015) - Annalise Rellie

Earlier editions of this guide seemed to be aimed at a rather different market than Bradt's other guides to the region, lacking some of the practical information required by independent travellers. I've been told that the current edition contains some improvements; one notable addition is a section on excursions outside Montenegro's borders.

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Montenegro In Your Hands  (1st edition published June 2008) - Vladimir Dulović

A locally published and well-illustrated guide.

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The Rough Guide to Montenegro  (1st edition published April 2009) - Norm Longley

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Lonely Planet Montenegro  (2nd edition published June 2013) - Peter Dragicevic, Vesna Maric

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The Mountains of Montenegro - Cicerone Guide  (2nd edition published July 2015) - Rudolf Abraham

Montenegro has great potential for walking and trekking, but until recently it has been frustratingly different to find information in English about the country's mountains. This guide aims to fill the gap, with descriptions of hiking trails in Durmitor, Orjen, Prokletije, and a number of other mountain ranges. There are detailed descriptions of 17 main routes, with additional information on other possibilities.

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Podgorica In Your Pocket

This city guide was last published in 2012 and is not officially promoted on the IYP website, but you may still be able to download a PDF at the link on the right.

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Background Reading

My reading so far hasn't included any books specifically about Montenegro, but several of the works on Balkan history listed in the Overview may be of interest. There are reasonably substantial sections on Montenegro in several books dealing with the former Yugoslavia, including Through the Embers of Chaos and Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. Wild Europe includes interesting material about the romantic portrayal of the Montenegrins by some travellers.

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Realm of the Black Mountain: A History of Montenegro - Elizabeth Roberts

This new book surveys the history of Montenegro from its earliest roots to its reemergence as an independent state in 2006.

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