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Remarkable places in the : Jecond route from Paris to Basil , by Dijon and Besançon . Auxonne . 3 Dele . This route is the same as the preceding , as far as Langres ; this city and Dijon have been already described , the first p .

Author: Thomas Nugent

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1778 By Thomas Nugent

3 4 (London, 2000); R. Sweet, Cities and the Grand Tour: The British in Italy, c. 1690–1820 (Cambridge, 2012). For a rather traditional synopsis, see E. zuelow, A History of Modern Tourism (London, 2016), pp. 14–29.

Author: Rosemary Sweet

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317174523

Category: History

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Travel in early modern Europe is frequently represented as synonymous with the institution of the Grand Tour, a journey undertaken by elite young males from northern Europe to the centres of the arts and antiquity in Italy. Taking a somewhat different perspective, this volume builds upon recent research that pushes beyond this narrow orthodoxy and which decentres Italy as the ultimate destination of European travellers. Instead, it explores a much broader pattern of travel, undertaken by people of varied backgrounds and with divergent motives for travelling. By tapping into current reactions against the reification of the Grand Tour as a unique and distinctive practice, this volume represents an important contribution to the ongoing process of resituating the Grand Tour as part of a wider context of travel and topographicalmwriting. Focusing upon practices of travel in northern and western Europe rather than in Italy, particularly in Britain, the Low Countries and Germany, the essays in this collection highlight how itineraries continually evolved in response to changing political, economic and intellectual contexts. In so doing, the reasons for travel in northern Europe are subjected to a similar level of detailed analysis as has previously only been directed on Italy. By doing this, the volume demonstrates the variety of travel experiences, including the many shorter journeys made for pleasure, health, education and business undertaken by travellers of varying age and background across the period. In this way the volume brings to the fore the experiences of varied categories of traveller – from children to businessmen – which have traditionally been largely invisible in the historiography of travel.
2017-02-17 By Rosemary Sweet

Introduction To most people, the expression 'Grand Tour' usually brings to mind an oldfashioned style of travel aimed at discovering the achievements of past civilisations. The archetypal Grand Tourists resided for a period in Paris and ...

Author: Arturo Tosi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487276

Category: History

Page: 320

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Language is still a relatively under-researched aspect of the Grand Tour. This book offers a comprehensive introduction enriched by the amusing stories and vivid quotations collected from travellers' writings, providing crucial insights into the rise of modern vernaculars and the standardisation of European languages.
2020-03-31 By Arturo Tosi

2 head and whole neck of a large brazen horse , which had no bridle , and formerly stood in one of the squares of the city . There are a great many old ruins found on the hill , where antiquaries believe , that candiozonis was seated ...

Author: Thomas Nugent

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1756 By Thomas Nugent

exemplified the city's liberty and wealth before it fell to Florence, the pointed arches which so intrigued the English antiquaries did ... It was this aspect of the Grand Tour, as well as its suspect association with foreign fashions, ...

Author: Rosemary Sweet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139576895

Category: History

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How did eighteenth-century travellers experience, describe and represent the urban environments they encountered as they made the Grand Tour? This fascinating book focuses on the changing responses of the British to the cities of Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice, during a period of unprecedented urbanisation at home. Drawing on a wide range of unpublished material, including travel accounts written by women, Rosemary Sweet explores how travel literature helped to create and perpetuate the image of a city; what the different meanings and imaginative associations attached to these cities were; and how the contrasting descriptions of each of these cities reflected the travellers' own attitudes to urbanism. More broadly, the book explores the construction and performance of personal, gender and national identities, and the shift in cultural values away from neo-classicism towards medievalism and the gothic, which is central to our understanding of eighteenth-century culture and the transition to modernity.
2012-10-04 By Rosemary Sweet

Thomas Prowse (1707–67), MP for Somerset, spent seven months in 1763 in Tours for his health. His wife Elizabeth advised Sir Charles Kemys Tynte that a friend of his who proposed going there will find the situation of Tours and the ...

Author: J. Black

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230287242

Category: History

Page: 234

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In this innovative study of the Grand Tour, Black relies on archival sources to provide an exploration of the real tourist experience rather than, as for the majority of studies of the Grand Tour, an account that is essentially based on travel literature. While sensitive to wider cultural dimensions, the author demonstrates his interest in the experience of tourists, particularly the circumstances they encountered, and the impact of the Grand Tour on British Society.
2003-04-15 By J. Black

The average age at death of these young men is around twenty-six years. ... Such could be one of the possible but unwanted results of going on the Grand Tour: an experience designed to give the heir to the family estate those social ...

Author: Lisa Colletta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611477986

Category: Literary Criticism

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The topos of the journey is one of the oldest in literature, and even in this age of packaged tours and mediated experience, it still remains one of the most compelling. This volume examines the ways in which the legacy of the Grand Tour is still evident in works of travel and literature. From its aristocratic origins and the permutations of sentimental and romantic travel to the age of tourism and globalization, the Grand Tour still influences the destinations tourists choose and shapes the ideas of culture and sophistication that surround the act of travel. The essays in this collection examine a wide variety of literature—travel, memoir, and fiction—and explore the ways travel and ideas of “culture” have evolved since the heyday of the Grand Tour in the 18th century. The sites of the Grand Tour remain a powerful cultural draw, and they continue to define ideas of taste and learning for those who visit them.
2015-12-09 By Lisa Colletta

William Bromley , Remarks in the Grand Tour of France and Italy ( London , 1691 , 2nd ed . 1705 ) , p . 64 . 28. Beckford , Familiar Letters , p . 433 . 29. John Moore , A View of Society and Manners in Italy ( London , 1781 ) , p .

Author: Bruce Redford

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300069111

Category: Travel

Page: 137

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According to Bruce Redford, the Tour offered a heady combination of aesthetic, social political, and sexual experience, and it provided its alumni with a life-long source of cultural and political authority. Yet from the beginning the Tour was also viewed with deep suspicion: it was feared that the very experiences that completed the British gentleman might well undo him.
1996-01-01 By Bruce Redford

It is understandable that scholars wishing to make reference to Palmerston's two tours in Italy should use Brian Connell's Portrait of a Whig Peer . Compiled from the Papers of the Second Viscount Palmerston 1739–1802 ( 1957 ) .

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300099770

Category: Travel

Page: 255

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For members of the social elite in 18th-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 book, historian Jeremy Black recreates the actual tourist 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 an authentic picture of how British tourists experienced Italy, its landscapes, women, food, music, Catholicism, and more. 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.
2003-01-01 By Jeremy Black

He taught them as much as he could about his computers and the electrical systems he'd rigged to power the house . Tim knew how to read some , so the Prof gave him books ... But- " " We got a good place here 202 TALES FROM THE GRAND TOUR.

Author: Ben Bova

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429910637

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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New tales of humanity's near-future exploration of the Solar System, from a science fiction master and award-winning author Ben Bova In novels like Mars and Moonbase, and Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as Privateers, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, Ben Bova has been telling the stories of the wars and rivalries, the outsize individuals, public crusades, and private passions that will drive us as we expand into the Solar System and make use of its vast resources. And throughout, Bova has shown our cosmic neighborhood as we know it to be, giving us a sense of Venus and Jupiter and the Asteroid Belt and Mars that's as up-to-date as the latest observations. For the last two decades have been a golden age of near-Earth astronomy and observation, and in his novels Bova has made dramatic use of our newest knowledge. But during that time Bova has also written short fiction about some of the same events and characters---Sam Gunn, Martin Humphries, Klaus Fuchs, Dan Randolph, the Asteroid Wars. Now, in Tales of the Grand Tour, those stories are collected in book form for the first time, creating a volume that is a landmark of modern SF. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
2007-04-01 By Ben Bova