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British Academy Monographs

Complete Gentlemen

Educational Travel and Family Strategy, 1650-1750

Richard Ansell

Complete Gentlemen

British Academy Monographs

Complete Gentlemen

Educational Travel and Family Strategy, 1650-1750

British Academy Monographs: Complete Gentlemen

 

This 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. Based on deep archival research, it explores the meanings of continental travel for social mobility, elite formation, landed identity, masculinity and Englishness.


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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. Ansell reconstructs dozens of encounters with continental Europe, revealing how the varying means, ambitions, and obligations of families produced widely differing experiences of educational travel. Where historians usually isolate time abroad, he pays unprecedented
attention to what families thought and did before, after, and instead of foreign travel, stages that uncover its true significance for British and Irish society. This innovative approach requires a deep source base over several generations, provided by the manuscript archives of four clusters of families from
England and Ireland. Ansell uses these archives to relate travel, too often a stand-alone topic, to broader questions in social and cultural history, exploring the meanings of time abroad for social mobility, elite formation, landed identity, masculinity, and Englishness.


ISBN
9780197267271
Pagina's
312
Verschenen
Serie
British Academy Monographs
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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