Exploring European Frontiers (Innbundet)

British Travellers in the Age of Enlightenment


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2000
Antall sider: 237
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333789872
Kategori: Kulturhistorie og Reiseskildringer
Omtale Exploring European Frontiers
The explorations of eighteenth-century travellers to the 'European frontiers' were often geared to define the cultural, political, and historical boundaries of 'European civilization.' In an age when political revolutions shocked nations into reassessing what separated the civilised from the barbaric, how did literary travellers contemplate the characteristics of their continental neighbours? Focusing on the writings of British travellers, we see how a new view of Europe was created, one that juxtaposed the customs and living conditions of populations in an attempt to define 'modern' Europe against a 'yet unenlightened' Europe.

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