Voyages and Visions: Towards a Cultural History of Travel (Paperback)Jas Elsner (editor), Joan-Pau Rubies (editor), Kasia Boddy (author of contributions), Michael Bravo (author of contributions), Peter Burke (author of contributions), Melissa Calaresu (author of contributions), Jesus Maria Carillo Castillo (author of contributions), Peter Hansen (author of contributions), Edward James (author of contributions), Nigel Leask (author of contributions)
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 01/01/1999
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This title is presented with essays by Kasia Boddy, Michael Bravo, Peter Burke, Melissa Calaresu, Jesus Maria Carillo Castillo, Peter Hansen, Edward James, Nigel Leask, Joan-Pau Rubies and Wes Williams. A much-needed contribution to the expanding interest in the history of travel and travel writing, "Voyages and Visions" is the first attempt to sketch a cultural history of travel from the sixteenth century to the present day. The essays address the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, focusing on significant episodes and encounters in world history. The contributors to this collection include historians of art and of science, anthropologists, literary critics and mainstream cultural historians. Their essays encompass a challenging range of subjects, including the explorations of South America, India and Mexico; mountaineering in the Himalayas; space travel; science fiction; and, American post-war travel fiction. "Voyages and Visions" is truly interdisciplinary, and essential reading for anyone interested in travel writing.
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 693 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm
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