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

Auteur : Rosemary Sweet
Éditeur : Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Collection : Cambridge social and cultural histories.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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 Drawing on a wide range of unpublished material, including travel accounts written by women,  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : History
Format – détails additionnels : Cities and the grand tour
(NL-LeOCL)35215120X
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Rosemary Sweet
ISBN : 9781107020504 1107020506
Numéro OCLC : 789148857
Description : xii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contenu : 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.
Titre de collection : Cambridge social and cultural histories.
Responsabilité : Rosemary Sweet.
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A fascinating study of how British travellers experienced, described and represented the cities they visited on the Grand Tour.  Lire la suite...

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'No-one has mined the wealth of English travel writing in Italy from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century more assiduously or imaginatively than Rosemary Sweet. Her elegant, Lire la suite...

 
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