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On foot : a history of walking

Author: Joseph Anthony Amato
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2004
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
On foot.
New York : New York University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004013674
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Anthony Amato
ISBN: 0814705022 9780814705025
OCLC Number: 756582230
Notes: Printbegrænsninger : Der kan printes 40 sider pr. bog pr. session
Introduction, walking is talking. In the beginning was the foot : walking from the origins of bipedal man to marching Roman legions. Along the road : Medieval pilgrims, beggars, mounted warriors, and the early city walkers. Put your best foot forward : the rise of upper-class promenading and strolling. Mind over foot : Romantic walking and rambling. North American walking : exploring the continent on foot. City walking : the genesis of the urban pedestrian in nineteenth-century London. A new footing for the nation : taming and cleaning up revolutionary Paris. Getting in step : disciplining the mob and marching the masses off to war. Wheels and cars : the eclipse of the American walker by the motorist. Conclusion, choose your steps : reflections on the transformation of walking from necessity to choice
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 333 p.)
Contents: Introduction, walking is talking --
In the beginning was the foot : walking from the origins of bipedal man to marching Roman legions --
Along the road : Medieval pilgrims, beggars, mounted warriors, and the early city walkers --
Put your best foot forward : the rise of upper-class promenading and strolling --
Mind over foot : Romantic walking and rambling --
North American walking : exploring the continent on foot --
City walking : the genesis of the urban pedestrian in nineteenth-century London --
A new footing for the nation : taming and cleaning up revolutionary Paris --
Getting in step : disciplining the mob and marching the masses off to war --
Wheels and cars : the eclipse of the American walker by the motorist --
Conclusion, choose your steps : reflections on the transformation of walking from necessity to choice.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Amato

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