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The evolution of the grand tour : Anglo-Italian cultural relations since the Renaissance

Author: Edward Chaney
Publisher: London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a complete picture of one of the most fascinating phenomena in the history of western civilisation, The Grand Tour.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Chaney
ISBN: 071464577X 9780714645773
OCLC Number: 38304358
Description: xx, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: British and American travellers in Sicily from the 8th to the 20th century; early Tudor tombs and the rise and fall of Anglo-Italian relations; Quo Vadis? travel as education and the impact of Italy in the 16th century; the Grand Tour and beyond - British and American travellers in southern Italy, 1545-1960; Robert Dallington's "Survey of Tuscany", 1605 - a British view of Medicean Florence; documentary evidence of Anglo-Italian cultural relations in the 16th and 17 centuries; Inigo Jones in Naples; pilgrims to pictures - art, English Catholics and the evolution of the Grand Tour; notes towards a bibliography of Sir Balthazar Gerbier; English Catholic poets in mid-17th century Rome; "philanthropy in Italy" - English observations on Italian hospitals, 1545-1789; Milton's visit to Vallombrosa - a literary tradition; George Berkeley's Grand Tours - the immaterialist as connoisseur of art and architecture; epilogue - Sir Harold Acton, 1904-94.
Responsibility: Edward Chaney.
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