Exploring European Frontiers

Exploring European Frontiers

British Travellers in the Age of Enlightenment

by Brian Dolan

Hardback Publication Date: 02/03/2000

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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.
ISBN:
9780312230517
9780312230517
Category:
European history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-03-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Palgrave USA
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
237
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x21mm
Weight:
0.47kg

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