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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.
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The Grand Tour has emerged as a subject of importance for those interested in exploring the historic connections between nations and their intellectual and artistic production. Although traditionally associated with the 18th century, when it became de rigueur for wealthy Englishmen to complete their education on the continent, the Grand Tour is here investigated in a wider context, from the decline of the Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Chaney
ISBN: 071464577X 9780714645773 0714644749 9780714644745
OCLC Number: 38304358
Description: xx, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. British and American Travellers in Sicily from the Eighth to the Twentieth Century --
2. Early Tudor Tombs and the Rise and Fall of Anglo-Italian Relations --
3. Quo Vadis? Travel as Education and the Impact of Italy in the Sixteenth Century --
4. The Grand Tour and Beyond: British and American Travellers in Southern Italy, 1545-1960 --
5. Robert Dallington's Survey of Tuscany (1605): A British View of Medicean Florence --
6. Documentary Evidence of Anglo-Italian Cultural Relations in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries --
7. Inigo Jones in Naples --
8. Pilgrims to Pictures: Art, English Catholics and the Evolution of the Grand Tour --
9. Notes towards a Biography of Sir Balthazar Gerbier --
10. English Catholic Poets in mid-Seventeenth-Century Rome --
11. 'Philanthropy in Italy': English Observations on Italian Hospitals, 1545-1789 --
12. Milton's Visit to Vallombrosa: A Literary Tradition --
13. George Berkeley's Grand Tours: The Immaterialist as Connoisseur of Art and Architecture --
14. Epilogue: Sir Harold Acton, 1904-94.
Responsibility: Edward Chaney.
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