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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-20
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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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'.

Author Biography

Martin Farr lectures in contemporary British history at Newcastle University, UK, and has published on subjects mainly concerning British politics throughout the twentieth century.

Xavier Guégan lectures in modern colonial history at Newcastle University, UK, and has published on subjects concerning the cultural implications of colonialism in South Asia, the Maghreb, and the Ottoman Empire.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Martin Farr and Xavier Guégan
1. British Tourists and the Beaches of Europe, from the Eighteenth Century to the 1960s; John Walton
2. Is Britishness always British? Country Houses, Travel and the Cosmopolitan identity of the British Elite in the Eighteenth Century; Stephanie Barczewski
3. Technology, Imperial Connections, and Royal Tourism on the Prince of Wales' 1875 Visit to India; Joe De Sapio
4. 'On the Continong': Britons Abroad and the 'business of travel': 1820-1914; Jill Steward
5. The 'Alien' European: British Accounts of Portugal and the Portuguese, 1780-1850; Maria Clara Paulino
6. The Lacunae of Heliosis: Package Holidays and the Long 1970s; Martin Farr
7. British Travellers and the Invisibility of Australia's Past 1868-1910; Richard White
8. Securing Shanghai: British Women Artists and 'Their' City; Catherine MacKenzie
9. Carry On up the Nile: the Tourist Gaze and the British Experience of Egypt, 1818-1932; Peter Lyth
10. British Travel Writing and the Japanese Interior, 1854-99 ; Andrew Elliot
11. So Near and yet so Far: British Tourism in Algiers, 1860-1914; Kenneth J. Perkins
12. Lost Horizons: British Travellers to Tibet and the Himalayas in the Twentieth Century; Tom Neuhaus

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