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Cities and the grand tour : the British in Italy, c.1690-1820

Author: Rosemary Sweet
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge social and cultural histories.
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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 Drawing on a wide range of unpublished material, including travel accounts written by women,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Cities and the grand tour
(NL-LeOCL)35215120X
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Sweet
ISBN: 9781107020504 1107020506
OCLC Number: 789148857
Description: xii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Experiencing the Grand Tour --
2. Florence: a home from home; 3. Rome ancient and modern --
4. Naples: leisure, pleasure and a frisson of danger --
5. Venice: a place of singularity and spectacle --
6. Medievalism and the Grand Tour --
Conclusion --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge social and cultural histories.
Responsibility: Rosemary Sweet.
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