A History of Modern Tourism

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/10/2015
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Tourism as we know it is a surprisingly modern concept, both a product of modernity and a force helping to shape it. From the British Grand Tour in the sixteenth century to the onset of contemporary mass tourism, travel has played a crucial role in the rise of globalization and the development of the modern world.

Author Biography

Eric Zuelow is Associate Professor of European History at the University of New England, USA, and has also taught classes on the history of tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and West Liberty State College. He is the author of Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse University Press 2009) and is the editor of Tourism Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate 2011). He is also editor-in-chief for the Journal of Tourism History.

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