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The British Abroad Since the Eighteenth Century, Volume 1 : Travellers and Tourists

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Martin Farr, Dr Xavier Guegan


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This, the first part of a two volume collection of new essays from international scholars, is concerned with examining the British experience of travel, tourism, and imperialism. It considers the British travelling beyond their isles over the last three hundred years, and through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives reflects on their taste for discovery and self-discovery both through the exploration – and exploitation – of other lands and peoples, and also through their encounters with other societies and civilisations. The development into new forms of travel and tourism challenged the perceptions the British had of the world – and the world of the British. These journeys impacted on the representation and formation of 'Britishness', and the construction of national identity by defining a non-British world or a world becoming 'British'. Ranging around the globe, and across the social spectrum, Travellers and Tourists travels to both the closest overseas and the most remote.

Publication metadata

Editor(s): Farr M, Guegan X

Series Editor(s): Onley, J., Hopkins, A.G., Barton, G., Glass, B.

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Britain and the World

Year: 2013

Number of Volumes: 2

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place Published: Basingstoke

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781137304148