The Resource Travel : a literary history, Peter Whitfield

Travel : a literary history, Peter Whitfield

Label
Travel : a literary history
Title
Travel
Title remainder
a literary history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Whitfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No previous generation has ever travelled so energetically or so obsessively as ours, nor has travel writing ever been so much in fashion as it is now. But behind the self-conscious literary artistry of today's narratives there lies a rich and fascinating history of travel writing, stretching back over several thousand years. Travel writing has emerged from migration, war, exploration, trade, conquest, pilgrimage, science, and poetic longing. But when they recorded their travels, the military commanders of Greece and Rome, the navigators of the Age of Discovery, the diplomats and missionaries of the seventeenth century, the dilettantes who set out on the Grand Tour, the romantic travellers and the scientists of the nineteenth century all had one thing in common: they were re-imagining the world, re-interpreting it in their own minds and for their readers. This is the first general survey of the entire history of travel literature, with illustrations reproduced from manuscripts and books in the Bodleian Library's collections and other sources
Cataloging source
NOC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitfield, Peter
Dewey number
800
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.T7
LC item number
W535 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings
  • Travelers' writings
Label
Travel : a literary history, Peter Whitfield
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prehistory of travel writing -- The age of discovery -- The seventeenth century : the non-conquerors -- The eighteenth century : travelling for knowledge -- The nineteenth century : the theatre of the world -- The twentieth century : no foreign land
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 303 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781851243389
Lccn
2012451556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles (some color)
System control number
  • 1553786
  • (OCoLC)779969018
  • 1548916
  • (OCoLC)ocn779969018
  • 1548916
  • 1553786
  • 1553786
Label
Travel : a literary history, Peter Whitfield
Link
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prehistory of travel writing -- The age of discovery -- The seventeenth century : the non-conquerors -- The eighteenth century : travelling for knowledge -- The nineteenth century : the theatre of the world -- The twentieth century : no foreign land
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 303 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781851243389
Lccn
2012451556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles (some color)
System control number
  • 1553786
  • (OCoLC)779969018
  • 1548916
  • (OCoLC)ocn779969018
  • 1548916
  • 1553786
  • 1553786

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