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Exploring European frontiers : British travellers in the Age of Enlightenment

Author: Brian Dolan
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study examines a range of British travellers' perceptions of Europe and charts their quests to explore and contrast far-flung European frontiers - to Lapland, to the eastern provinces of the Russian empire, the Levant. Using a wide range of eighteenth-century travel accounts, Dolan demonstrates how these narratives were often informed by and designed to address contemporary historical and scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Travel literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Dolan
ISBN: 0312230516 9780312230517 0333789873 9780333789872
OCLC Number: 42649705
Description: xi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preparing the course: the death of the grand tour and the making of a literary traveller --
Northern frontier: Scandinavia- the mismeasure of modernity and the 'Age of liberty' --
Eastern frontier: Russia and its frontier- cultivating empire and imitating enlightenment --
Southern frontier: Greece and the Levant- the archaeological appropriation of the historical frontier --
Coming home: displaying and describing the trophies of travels.
Responsibility: Brian Dolan.
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Focusing on the writings of British 18th-century travellers, the book shows how a new view of Europe was created, one that juxtaposed the customs and living conditions of populations in an attempt to  Read more...

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An exciting addition to that space on the scholar's bookshelf between Edward Said's Orientalism and Mary Louise Pratt's Imperial Eyes. It focuses on the literature of travel, but by targeting areas Read more...

 
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