The Jacobean Grand TourThe Jacobean Grand Tour

... and thereby gains path-breaking status as a portrait contemporary with the early Jacobean encounter with Venice, ... and muchtravelled Count Christoph von Dohna, emissary of the German Protestant leader, 186 The Jacobean Grand Tour.

Author: Edward Chaney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857724458


Page: 336

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Although the eighteenth century is traditionally seen as the age of the Grand Tour, it was in fact the continental travel of Jacobean noblemen which really constituted the beginning of the Tour as an institutionalized phenomenon. James I's peace treaty with Spain in 1604 rendered travel to Catholic Europe both safer and more respectable than it had been under the Tudors and opened up the continent to a new generation of aristocratic explorers, enquirers and adventurers. This book examines the political and cultural significance of the encounters that resulted, focusing in particular on two of England's greatest, and newly united, families: the Cecils and the Howards. It also considers the ways in which Protestants and Catholics experienced the aesthetic and intellectual stimulus of European travel and how the cultural experiences of the travellers formed the essential ingredients in what became the Grand Tour.

Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand TourTurin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour

Chaney, E. and Wilks, T. (2014) (eds) The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe. London/New York, I.B. Tauris. Charles, S. [Lord Herbert (1939) Henry, Elizabeth and George (1734-81): Letters and Diaries of Henry Tenth ...

Author: Paola Bianchi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108509596



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The Duchy of Savoy first claimed royal status in the seventeenth century, but only in 1713 was Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1666–1732), crowned King of Sicily. The events of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) sanctioned the decades-long project the Duchy had pursued through the convoluted maze of political relationships between foreign powers. Of these, the British Kingdom was one of their most assiduous advocates, because of complimentary dynastic, political, cultural and commercial interests. A notable stream of British diplomats and visitors to the Sabaudian capital engaged in an extraordinary and reciprocal exchange with the Turinese during this fertile period. The flow of travellers, a number of whom were British emissaries and envoys posted to the court, coincided, in part, with the itineraries of the international Grand Tour which transformed the capital into a gateway to Italy, resulting in a conflagration of cultural cosmopolitanism in early modern Europe.

Beyond the Grand TourBeyond the Grand Tour

1 The term 'Grand Tour', describing educational journeys undertaken by young aristocrats between the sixteenth ... 2004); E. Chaney and T. wilks, The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe (London and New York, 2014).

Author: Rosemary Sweet

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317174523


Page: 228

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Travel in early modern Europe is frequently represented as synonymous with the institution of the Grand Tour, a journey undertaken by elite young males from northern Europe to the centres of the arts and antiquity in Italy. Taking a somewhat different perspective, this volume builds upon recent research that pushes beyond this narrow orthodoxy and which decentres Italy as the ultimate destination of European travellers. Instead, it explores a much broader pattern of travel, undertaken by people of varied backgrounds and with divergent motives for travelling. By tapping into current reactions against the reification of the Grand Tour as a unique and distinctive practice, this volume represents an important contribution to the ongoing process of resituating the Grand Tour as part of a wider context of travel and topographicalmwriting. Focusing upon practices of travel in northern and western Europe rather than in Italy, particularly in Britain, the Low Countries and Germany, the essays in this collection highlight how itineraries continually evolved in response to changing political, economic and intellectual contexts. In so doing, the reasons for travel in northern Europe are subjected to a similar level of detailed analysis as has previously only been directed on Italy. By doing this, the volume demonstrates the variety of travel experiences, including the many shorter journeys made for pleasure, health, education and business undertaken by travellers of varying age and background across the period. In this way the volume brings to the fore the experiences of varied categories of traveller – from children to businessmen – which have traditionally been largely invisible in the historiography of travel.

The Figure of the Nymph in Early Modern CultureThe Figure of the Nymph in Early Modern Culture

69 Salmacis, Hermaphrodite, and the Inversion of Gender Spreng: The Grand Tour and the Vanity of the World Spreng ... The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe (London: 2014); Hibbert Ch., The Grand Tour (London: 1969); ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004364356


Page: 492

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This volume seeks to uncover the multifarious roles played by nymphs in literature, drama, music, the visual arts, garden architecture, and indeed intellectual culture tout court, and thereby explore the true significance of this well-known figure for the early modern age.

Artes Apodemicae and Early Modern Travel Culture 1550 1700Artes Apodemicae and Early Modern Travel Culture 1550 1700

The Grand Tour was in fact already fully developed in the middle of the 16th century and had its heydays during the ... Black J., The British and the Grand Tour (Beckenham: 1985); Chaney E. –Wilks T., The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early ...

Author: Karl A.E. Enenkel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004401068


Page: 360

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An exploration of the early modern manuals on travelling (Artes apodemicae), which originated in the sixteenth century, when it became communis opinio among intellectuals that an extended tour abroad was an indispensable part of humanist, academic and political education.

The Evolution of the Grand TourThe Evolution of the Grand Tour

... magnificent pair of 2nd century Caryatids now in the Vatican and British Museum; see A. Wilton and I. Bignamini (eds), Grand Tour (London, 1996), pp. ... Spain and the Jacobean Catholics (Catholic Record Society, 68), II, 1978, pp.

Author: Edward Chaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317973669


Page: 432

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The Grand Tour has become a subject of major interest to scholars and general readers interested in exploring the historic connections between nations and their intellectual and artistic production. Although traditionally associated with the eighteenth century, when wealthy Englishmen would complete their education on the continent, the Grand Tour is here investigated in a wider context, from the decline of the Roman Empire to recent times. Authors from Chaucer to Erasmus came to mock the custom but even the Reformation did not stop the urge to travel. From the mid-sixteenth century, northern Europeans justified travel to the south in terms of education. The English had previously travelled to Italy to study the classics; now they travelled to learn Italian and study medicine, diplomacy, dancing, riding, fencing, and, eventually, art and architecture. Famous men, and an increasing proportion of women, all contributed to establishing a convention which eventually came to dominate European culture. Documenting the lives and travels of these personalities, Professor Chaney's remarkable book provides a complete picture of one of the most fascinating phenomena in the history of western civilisation.

Learning Languages in Early Modern EnglandLearning Languages in Early Modern England

The Origins of the Grand Tour: The Travels of Robert Montagu, Lord Mandeville (1649–1654), William Hammond (1655–1658) ... 1985); Edward Chaney and Timothy Wilks, The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe (London: I. B. ...

Author: John Gallagher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192574930


Page: 288

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In 1578, the Anglo-Italian author, translator, and teacher John Florio wrote that English was 'a language that wyl do you good in England, but passe Dover, it is woorth nothing'. Learning Languages in Early Modern England is the first major study of how English-speakers learnt a variety of continental vernacular languages in the period between 1480 and 1720. English was practically unknown outside of England, which meant that the English who wanted to travel and trade with the wider world in this period had to become language-learners. Using a wide range of printed and manuscript sources, from multilingual conversation manuals to travellers' diaries and letters where languages mix and mingle, Learning Languages explores how early modern English-speakers learned and used foreign languages, and asks what it meant to be competent in another language in the past. Beginning with language lessons in early modern England, it offers a new perspective on England's 'educational revolution'. John Gallagher looks for the first time at the whole corpus of conversation manuals written for English language-learners, and uses these texts to pose groundbreaking arguments about reading, orality, and language in the period. He also reconstructs the practices of language-learning and multilingual communication which underlay early modern travel. Learning Languages offers a new and innovative study of a set of practices and experiences which were crucial to England's encounter with the wider world, and to the fashioning of English linguistic and cultural identities at home. Interdisciplinary in its approaches and broad in its chronological and thematic scope, this volume places language-learning and multilingualism at the heart of early modern British and European history.

Visitors to VeronaVisitors to Verona

Black's Guide to Italy, Edinburgh, 1869 Black, J., Italy and the grand tour, London, 2003 (Blathwayt, ... London, 1993 Chaney, E. & Wilks, T., The Jacobean Grand Tour, London, 2014 Chard, C., Pleasure and guilt on the Grand Tour, ...

Author: Caroline Webb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730800


Page: 264

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Even before the advent of mass tourism, Verona was a popular destination for travellers, including those undertaking the popular 'Grand Tour' across Europe. In this book, Caroline Webb compares the experiences of travellers from the era of Shakespeare to the years following the incorporation of the Veneto into the new kingdom of Italy in 1866. She considers their reasons for visiting Verona as well as their experiences and expectations once they arrived. The majority of English visitors between 1670 and 1760 were young members of the aristocracy, accompanied by tutors, who arrived on their way to or from Rome, as part of a 'Grand Tour' intended to 'finish' their classical education. With the Industrial Revolution in the second half of the eighteenth century, and the resultant increasing wealth of the upper middle classes, the number of visitors to Verona increased although this tourism was derailed once Napoleon invaded Italy in the late 1790s. After 1815 and the allied victory at Waterloo there was a new flood of visitors, previously deprived of the opportunity of continental travel during the Napoleonic wars. As the nineteenth century progressed, especially with the arrival of the railway, an increasing number of visitors appeared from across Europe and even from across the Atlantic, keen to explore the fabled city of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In comparing a myriad of varied accounts, this book provides an unrivalled perspective on the history of one of Italy's most seductive cities.

Language and the Grand TourLanguage and the Grand Tour

... 266 discreditable nature, 38 English in, 186 essential element of Grand Tour, 45 fragmentation, 46 French in, ... 244 Jacobites and the Jacobean period, 57, 128, 143 jargon, 172, 262 joie de vivre, 74, 121 Kassel, 44 Kavalierstour, ...

Author: Arturo Tosi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487276


Page: 320

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Language is still a relatively under-researched aspect of the Grand Tour. This book offers a comprehensive introduction enriched by the amusing stories and vivid quotations collected from travellers' writings, providing crucial insights into the rise of modern vernaculars and the standardisation of European languages.

Keywords for Travel Writing StudiesKeywords for Travel Writing Studies

The Grand Tour continues to attract academic interest, due to the abundance of manuscript and printed journals, memoirs and diaries that have survived for edited ... The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe.

Author: Charles Forsdick

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783089246


Page: 374

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Keywords for Travel Writing Studies draws on the notion of the ‘keyword’ as initially elaborated by Raymond Williams in his seminal 1976 text Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society to present 100 concepts central to the study of travel writing as a literary form. Each entry in the volume is around 1,000 words, the style more essayistic than encyclopaedic, with contributors reflecting on their chosen keyword from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The emphasis on travelogues and other cultural representations of mobility drawn from a range of national and linguistic traditions ensures that the volume has a comparative dimension; the aim is to give an overview of each term in its historical and theoretical complexity, providing readers with a clear sense of how the selected words are essential to a critical understanding of travel writing. Each entry is complemented by an annotated bibliography of five essential items suggesting further reading.