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Worth the detour : a history of the guidebook

Author: Nicholas Parsons
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire [England] : Sutton Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining history of guidebooks from medieval to modern times - how they have made the world safe to explore and supplied a list of things to do, see and eat in far-flung places. But are we really seeing these places, or only guidebook versions of them?
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Parsons
ISBN: 9780750943932 0750943939
OCLC Number: 148780459
Description: xxii, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The ancient world --
Late antiquity and the Middle Ages : the pilgrims' guides --
From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment : scholars, moralists and men of taste --
The bourgeous traveller and the beginnings of mass tourism --
From inventory to ideology : aspects of the modern guidebook --
Epilogue : mind-travelling and the survival of the guidebook.
Other Titles: History of the guidebook
Responsibility: Nicholas T. Parson.

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