Cities and the Grand Tour: The British in Italy, C.1690 1820 Rosemary Sweet

ISBN: 9781107020504

Published: November 19th 2012

Hardcover

342 pages


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Cities and the Grand Tour: The British in Italy, C.1690 1820  by  Rosemary Sweet

Cities and the Grand Tour: The British in Italy, C.1690 1820 by Rosemary Sweet
November 19th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 342 pages | ISBN: 9781107020504 | 7.78 Mb

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,MoreHow 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Drawing on a wide range of unpublished material, including travel accounts written by women, Rosemary Sweet explores how travel literature helped to create and perpetuate the image of a city- what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.



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