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.

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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Exploring European Frontiers
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: B. Dolan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-03-02 - Publisher: Springer

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
Unravelling Civilisation
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: Hagen Schulz-Forberg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Peter Lang

This volume is a collection of contributions about the history and practice of travel and travel writing from a variety of academic disciplines including anthropology, history, linguistics and literary criticism. It brings together scholars from over ten different countries and reflects on what travel is and how travel writings function.
The British Consular Service in the Aegean and the Collection of Antiquities for the British Museum
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Lucia Patrizio Gunning
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

The book tells the story of how the British consular service in the Aegean, in the years of the British protectorate of the Ionian Islands (1815-1864) became an agency for the retrieval, excavation and collection of antiquities eventually destined for the British Museum. Exploring the historical, political and diplomatic circumstances
Iceland Imagined
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Karen Oslund
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: University of Washington Press

This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geology, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe. The book closes with a discussion of Iceland's modern whaling practices and its recent financial collapse.
The British Soldier in the Peninsular War
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: G. Daly
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-23 - Publisher: Springer

Combining military and cultural history, the book explores British soldiers' travels and cross-cultural encounters in Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814. It is the story of how soldiers interacted with the local environment and culture, of their attitudes and behaviour towards the inhabitants, and how they wrote about all this in letters