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Katalin Solymosi

Using the concept that landscapes are ideas formed by viewers about their physical surroundings, this article examines visitors' landscape perceptions of two peripheral regions of Europe: Gyimes in the Romanian Eastern Carpathians, and Las Hurdes in the Northern Extremadura of Spain. Both are characterized by exceptional, historically-evolved cultural landscapes and a population that culturally or ethnically differs from the national mainstream surrounding them. Based on literature review, expert consultations, and a questionnaire survey conducted in the research areas, I conclude that due to historical developments, socio-economic settings, and ethnic differences, the outsiders' view of these landscapes can be strongly distorted. In the tourist, misinformation and wishful thinking create a “mental map” that does not represent reality. I also note that along with having a possible impact on inhabitants' landscape perception and their strong regional identity, the outsiders' view might influence policy decisions and therefore the general development of a region.

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‘My Waka Journey’

Introducing a New Co-Editor

Patrick Laviolette

initially from 1998 to 2000 but was then extended over intensive short periods to investigate specific phenomenon (a process that has been intermittently ongoing since 2001). At first the aim of this research was to investigate the construction of landscape

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Jonathan Bach, Heather L. Dichter, Kirkland Alexander Fulk, Alexander Wochnik, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, and Carol Hager

an exemplary work on the cultural history of landscape perception throughout time and space. Beside the occasional slip into assuming German exceptionalism, the book as a whole posits the German relationship with mountains within a broader “Western

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“Pretty as a Picture”

The Aesthetics of the Picturesque in British Travel Accounts of Tunis (1835–1887)

Imene Gannouni Khemiri

). Temple was interested in Greco-Roman topography and classical inscriptions. The ruin landscape perception aroused a variety of responses in travelers. Malcom Andrews usefully classifies the responses to ruins under five headings: sentimental, romantic

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Dunas costeras en Veracruz, México

Conservación y uso para la cohesión social desde la percepción local

María Ángeles Piñar-Álvarez, Astrid Wojtarowski-Leal, and María Luisa Martínez-Vázquez

.). México : Siglo XXI editores . Lewis , J. ( 2005 ). Challengers of interdisciplinarity for forest management and landscape perception research . In B. Tress , G. Tress , G. Fry , & P. Opdam (Eds). From landscape research to landscape