The British Abroad: The Grand Tour In The Eighteenth Century

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Travel for pleasure developed greatly in the 18th century, and in The British Abroad: The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century Jeremy Black examines travel on the Continent, the so-called Grand Tour. He considers not only the standard destinations of France and Italy but also the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland and the Balkans.

The modes of transport are described in detail in The British Abroad: The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century, along with the range of accommodation, the food and drink, the pleasures and hazards of travel, ranging from sex and sensibility to debt and dysentery, as well as the effects of the French Revolution on the British tourist.

Included are extensive quotes from 18th-century tourist correspondence, particularly hitherto uncited manuscript collections, to build up a vivid and frequently amusing picture of travel experience of British aristocrats on the Continent.

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Product Code 1019599
ISBN 9780750931694
author Jeremy Black
B&W illustrations 64
colour illustrations 20
format Paperback
pages 386
published Jul 2003
publisher The History Press
Dimensions 30 X 13 X 3.2 cm

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