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Complete Gentlemen: Educational Travel and Family Strategy, 1650-1750

Richard Ansell

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267271
eISBN:
9780191965104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267271.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Complete Gentlemen is the first study to look beyond the Italian Grand Tour to the wider culture of educational travel that thrived among British and Irish landowners between 1650 and 1750. The ‘lure ... More


The Emergence of Academies: The Great Awakening and Colonial Elite Formation

Mark Boonshoft

in Aristocratic Education and the Making of the American Republic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469661360
eISBN:
9781469659558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661360.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Academies arrived in colonial America during the First Great Awakening. They were built at first by Presbyterians with the goal of training clergy. Other denominations quickly followed suit. Before ... More


Conclusion

Richard Ansell

in Complete Gentlemen: Educational Travel and Family Strategy, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267271
eISBN:
9780191965104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267271.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Existing scholarship overestimates the Italian Grand Tour but underplays a wider culture of educational travel. Continental experience was far more common among the gentry and nobility of Britain and ... More


Networking Abroad

Richard Ansell

in Complete Gentlemen: Educational Travel and Family Strategy, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267271
eISBN:
9780191965104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267271.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Histories of the Grand Tour tend to overlook sociability in favour of art and architecture, but interpersonal connections were at the heart of educational travel. Young men moved abroad among what ... More


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