Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England by Andrew McRaeLiterature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England by Andrew McRae

Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England

byAndrew McRae

Hardcover | September 28, 2009

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In the early modern period, the population of England travelled more than is often now thought, by road and by water: from members of the gentry travelling for pleasure, through the activities of those involved in internal trade, to labourers migrating out of necessity. Yet the commonly held view that people should know their places, geographically as well as socially, made domestic travel highly controversial. Andrew McRae examines the meanings of mobility in the early modern period, drawing on sources from canonical literature and travel narratives to a range of historical documents including maps and travel guides. He identifies the relationship between domestic travel and the emergence of vital new models of nationhood and identity. An original contribution to the study of early modern literature as well as travel literature, this interdisciplinary book opens up domestic travel as a vital and previously underexplored area of research.
Title:Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern EnglandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:September 28, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521448379

ISBN - 13:9780521448376


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Routes: 1. Rivers; 2. Roads; 3. Inns and alehouses; Part II. Travellers: 4. The progress: royal travellers and common authors; 5. Tourism: Celia Fiennes and her context; 6. Traffic: John Taylor and his context; Epilogue: Defoe's Tour; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England is a valuable addition to the growing body of critical work that addresses the intersection of literature, geography and the cultural impact of travel in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.' Annotated Bibliography of English Studies