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The Resource Cities and the grand tour : the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820, Rosemary Sweet

Cities and the grand tour : the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820, Rosemary Sweet

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Cities and the grand tour : the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820
Title
Cities and the grand tour
Title remainder
the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Sweet
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did eighteenth-century travellers experience, describe and represent the urban environments they encountered as they made the Grand Tour? This fascinating book focuses on the changing responses of the British to the cities of Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice, during a period of unprecedented urbanisation at home. Drawing on a wide range of unpublished material, including travel accounts written by women, Rosemary Sweet explores how travel literature helped to create and perpetuate the image of a city; what the different meanings and imaginative associations attached to these cities were; and how the contrasting descriptions of each of these cities reflected the travellers' own attitudes to urbanism. More broadly, the book explores the construction and performance of personal, gender and national identities, and the shift in cultural values away from neo-classicism towards medievalism and the gothic, which is central to our understanding of eighteenth-century culture and the transition to modernity"--
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Dewey number
914.504/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG425
LC item number
.S94 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge social and cultural histories
Label
Cities and the grand tour : the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820, Rosemary Sweet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Experiencing the Grand Tour -- 2. Florence: a home from home; 3. Rome ancient and modern -- 4. Naples: leisure, pleasure and a frisson of danger -- 5. Venice: a place of singularity and spectacle -- 6. Medievalism and the Grand Tour -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781107020504
Lccn
2012014614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn789148857
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn827057536
Label
Cities and the grand tour : the British in Italy, c. 1690-1820, Rosemary Sweet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Experiencing the Grand Tour -- 2. Florence: a home from home; 3. Rome ancient and modern -- 4. Naples: leisure, pleasure and a frisson of danger -- 5. Venice: a place of singularity and spectacle -- 6. Medievalism and the Grand Tour -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781107020504
Lccn
2012014614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn789148857
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn827057536

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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