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Italy and the Grand Tour

Black, Jeremy

Verlag: Yale University Press, 2003
ISBN 10: 0300173857 / ISBN 13: 9780300173857
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Titel: Italy and the Grand Tour

Verlag: Yale University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Italy, and especially Rome - a fashionable, exciting, and comfortable city - became the focus of the social elite in 18th century England. This book presents an authentic picture of how British tourists experienced a Grand Tour of Italy, its landscapes, women, food, music and Catholicism. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0300173857

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Inhaltsangabe: For members of the social elite in eighteenth-century England, extended travel for pleasure came to be considered part of an ideal education as well as an important symbol of social status. Italy, and especially Rome - a fashionable, exciting and comfortable city - became the focus of such early tourists' interest. In this distinctive book, historian Jeremy Black recreates the actual experiences of those who travelled to Italy on a Grand Tour. Relying on the private diaries and personal letters of travellers, rather than on the self-conscious accounts of literary travellers who wrote for wider audiences, the book presents a fresh and authentic picture of how British tourists experienced Italy, its landscapes, women, food, music, Catholicism and more. Using material from archives across Britain and a generous selection of illustrations, the book highlights the discrepancy between the idealised view of the Grand Tour and its reality: what people were meant to do was not necessarily what they did; what the guide books described as splendid was not always so perceived. Black quotes British visitors as they reflect on their trips, and he discusses what their Italian experiences meant to them. And he considers the intriguing effects of tourism on British culture during this most exciting of centuries. Jeremy Black is professor of history at the University of Exeter and previously held the same position at the University of Durham. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe and Australasia, and is the editor of the journal 'Archives'. Among his books are 'War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of Continents, 1450-2000' and 'Maps and History: Constructing Images of the Past', both published by Yale University Press.

Klappentext: Jeremy Black is professor of history at the University of Exeter and previously held the same position at the University of Durham. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Australia and is the editor of the journal Archives.

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