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Renaissance Guides to Pilgrimage

Wes Williams

in Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159407
eISBN:
9780191673610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the various travel guides which were available for French-speaking lay pilgrims to the Holy Land during the Renaissance period. The first two vernacular guides were published in ... More


China of the Tourists: Women and the Grand Tour of the Middle Kingdom, 1878–1923

Kuehn Julia

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter looks at women travelers in China between the late 1870s and the early 1920s. It specifically determines a first generation of women's travel in China exemplified in Isabella Bird's The ... More


Undertaking Travel and Exploration: Motives and Practicalities

Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

in Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226429533
eISBN:
9780226233574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233574.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter addresses the key role of motive for explorers and travellers, and—for selected individuals in the period between 1813 and 1847, and for the Arctic, Central Asia, and the Near East, ... More


Milieus of Mobility: Itineraries, Route Maps, and Road Maps

Catherine Delano-smith

in Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a comprehensive survey of European overland travel, travel guides, and mapping in medieval Europe and early modern times. It begins with a profile of the medieval European ... More


The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

M. A. Aldrich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book weaves the genres of travel essays and travel guides into a narrative about the cultural mosaic of the capital of China. The book leads the reader through palaces, temples, back streets, ... More


Consuming (Post)Colonial Culture: Multicultural Experiences in Travelogues and Ethnic Novels

Faye Caronan

in Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039256
eISBN:
9780252097300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039256.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how travel guides and ethnic novels, despite being mainstream cultural representations, reproduce hegemonic narratives of U.S. exceptionalism by enabling consumers to experience ... More


Imaginary Black Topographies: What are Monuments For?

Lubaina Himid

in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter seeks to reinvent the genre of contemporary travelogue through a satirical juxtaposition of travel guide material against collaged images representing Black diasporic undercurrents ... More


Empirical Political Description

in Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the development of a genre of political writing that reported personal observations of empirical political phenomena, particularly those writings conveying political ... More


Visions of the Ancient City, 1869–1880

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the 1870s, tourist guide books gave descriptions of St. Augustine for travellers. Constance Fenimore Woolson and Abbie Brooks painted verbal pictures of the “Ancient City” as the most unusual ... More


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