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

By Rosemary Sweet

How did eighteenth-century guests adventure, describe and symbolize the city environments they encountered as they made the Grand journey? This interesting publication 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 Drawing on quite a lot of unpublished fabric, together with shuttle money owed written by means of girls, Rosemary candy explores how trip literature helped to create and perpetuate just like a urban; what different meanings and innovative 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 greatly, the publication explores the development and function of non-public, gender and nationwide identities, and the shift in cultural values clear of neo-classicism in the direction of medievalism and the gothic, that is critical to our knowing of eighteenth-century tradition and the transition to modernity.

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