By Rosemary Sweet

ISBN-10: 1107020506

ISBN-13: 9781107020504

ISBN-10: 1107529204

ISBN-13: 9781107529205

How did eighteenth-century travelers adventure, describe and characterize the city environments they encountered as they made the Grand travel? This attention-grabbing 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 extraordinary urbanisation at domestic. Drawing on quite a lot of unpublished fabric, together with commute debts written via ladies, Rosemary candy explores how go back and forth literature helped to create and perpetuate a dead ringer for a urban; what different meanings and ingenious 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 generally, the e-book 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 relevant to our realizing of eighteenth-century tradition and the transition to modernity.

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