Cities and the Grand Tour: The British in Italy, c.1690–1820 by Rosemary Sweet

By Rosemary Sweet

How did eighteenth-century travelers event, describe and symbolize the city environments they encountered as they made the Grand travel? This interesting e-book makes a speciality of the altering responses of the British to the towns of Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice, in the course of a interval of remarkable urbanisation at domestic. Drawing on quite a lot of unpublished fabric, together with go back and forth bills written by way of girls, Rosemary candy explores how go back and forth literature helped to create and perpetuate clone of a urban; what the various meanings and inventive institutions hooked up to those towns have been; and the way the contrasting descriptions of every of those towns mirrored the visitors' personal attitudes to urbanism. extra largely, the publication explores the development and function of private, gender and nationwide identities, and the shift in cultural values clear of neo-classicism in the direction of medievalism and the gothic, that's significant to our knowing of eighteenth-century tradition and the transition to modernity.

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