Original title: "Het Kleine Europa: Landkaart van een estheticus" in Dutch). Antwerpen-Apeldoorn: Garant, 2018. 149 p.
As Leonidas Donskis explains himself this book “was born out of my undying love for old paintings from the Dutch Renaissance and the Flemish and Dutch Baroque, as well as my love for small historical European cities that have always seemed to me to be real miracles of history.”
Donskis’s book is not a scholarly dissertation but rather a keen scholar’s book of reflective essays tied together by experiences enjoyed and insights obtained while visiting historically important smaller cities and their museums throughout Western Europe.