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Author Cobert, Benjamin
Title Travel writing and tourism in Britain and Ireland [electronic resource] / Benjamin Cobert
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (1 v.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on the Contributors -- Introduction: Home Tourism; B.Colbert -- Peripheral Vision, Landscape and Nation-Building in Thomas Pennant's Tours of Scotland 1769-1772; P.Smethurst -- Beside the Seaside: Mary Morgan's Tour to Milford Haven, in the Year 1791; Z.Kinsley -- 'Ancient and Present': Charles Heath of Monmouth and the Historical and Descriptive Accounts...of Tintern Abbey 1793-1828; C.S.Matheson -- Britain through Foreign Eyes: Early Nineteenth-Century Home Tourism in Translation; B.Colbert -- The Attractions of England, or Albion under German Eyes; J.Borm -- The Irish Tour, 1800-1850; W.H.A.Williams -- 'Missions of Benevolence': Tourism and Charity on Nineteenth-Century Iona; K.Haldane Grenier -- Holiday Excursions to Scott Country; N.J.Watson -- 'Every hill has its history, every region its romance': Travellers' Constructions of Wales, 1837-1911; K.Gramich -- Famine Travel: Irish Tourism from the Great Famine to Decolonization; S.Thompson -- Meeting Kate Kearney at Killarney: Performances of the Touring Subject, 1850-1914; K.J.James -- 'The romance of the road': Narratives of Motoring in England, 1896-1930; E.Coulbert -- Home Truths: Language, Slowness, and Microspection; M.Cronin -- Bibliography -- Index
Between the mid-eighteenth and the early twentieth centuries, home tourism within Britain and Ireland became established as part of a vibrant tourist industry increasingly aware of its own commercial powers and social responsibilities. Travel Writing and Tourism in Britain and Ireland brings together leading international historians and travel writing experts in a series of timely essays that examine this phenomenon. Chronologically arranged, the contributions chart the formation of British and Irish tourism with reference to a broad range of writings, including diaries, guidebooks, works in translation, and fictional accounts, as well as more traditional travel narratives. Evaluating the perspectives of travellers from the British Isles, as well as visitors from America and Continental Europe, the collection emphasizes the role of peripheries, borders, and regionalism in the construction of gender, class, and national identity. With its broad regional and historical coverage, this book should appeal to students and scholars of travel writing and tourism across the humanities and social sciences
Link Print version: Cobert, Benjamin. Travel writing and tourism in Britain and Ireland. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230251083 (OCoLC)751747874
Subject Tourism -- Great Britain -- History
Tourism -- Ireland -- History
Vacations -- Great Britain -- History
Vacations -- Ireland -- History
Travel writing -- Great Britain -- History and criticism
Travel writing -- Ireland -- History and criticism
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