Twenty Years of Balkan Tangle offers the reader a passionate overview of events in the Balkans in the first two decades of the twentieth century. It focuses primarily on Montenegro and Albania, but also deals with Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia. By the time of its initial publication in 1920, its author, the British traveller and writer, Edith Durham (1863-1944), had attained fame in the region and was well-known in the English-speaking world for her insight and first-hand knowledge of the western Balkans. This book constitutes a culmination and synthesis of Edith Durham's writing and can in many ways be regarded as her memoirs. Few foreigners had been in such intense, hands-on contact with the wild Balkans and no one in Britain knew the region as well as Edith Durham.