Intrigued by the ideas of Panslavism, Giuseppe Menarini wrote a richly supported factual commentary on the turbulent and romantic historical situation in the Balkans in the years around the Unification, in which Bulgaria was the main actor. The then 30-year-old author passionately described the military strategies of the Serbo-Bulgarian War, the personality of Alexander of Battenberg, the behavior of Russia and the other Great Powers. Is the aspiration of the Bulgarians for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia natural and expected? How do Western European observers view the way the brave people are waging their geopolitical battle? Does Bulgaria have the potential for leadership among the southern Slavs?
This edition includes the unknown in our country caricature from 1886 entitled "The Eternal Bulgarian Question".