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Tourism, landscape, and the Irish character : British travel writers in pre-famine Ireland

Author: W H A Williams
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008.
Series: History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tourism, Landscape, and the Irish Character draws from more than one hundred accounts by English, Scottish, Welsh, and Anglo-Irish tourists written between 1750 and 1850 to probe the moral judgments British observers made about the Irish countryside and its native inhabitants." "Whether consciously or not, these travel writers defined their own British identity in opposition to a perceived Irish strangeness: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Williams, W.H.A.
Tourism, landscape, and the Irish character.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608416658
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W H A Williams
ISBN: 0299225208 9780299225209 0299225240 9780299225247
OCLC Number: 154676897
Description: xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Picturesque tourism in Ireland --
2. Historical and religious landscapes --
3. Putting Paddy in the picture --
4. British tourists and the Irish stereotypes --
5. Tourism and the semeiotics of Irish poverty --
6. Irish poverty and the Irish character --
7. Misreading the agricultural landscape --
8. Discovering the moral landscape --
9. Landscape, tourism, and the imperial imagination in Connemara --
Conclusion.
Series Title: History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora.
Responsibility: William H.A. Williams.
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British tourists in Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries were both charmed and repulsed. The Ireland they experienced did not fit their British sense of progress, propriety, and Protestantism. This  Read more...

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A fascinating and absorbing account of how British travel writers contributed not only to the construction of Ireland as a particular place but how Ireland became a site for reinventing England. - Read more...

 
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