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- DescriptionIn the early modern period, the population of England travelled more than is often w thought, by road and by water: from members of the gentry travelling for pleasure, through the activities of those involved in internal trade, to labourers migrating out of necessity. Yet the commonly held view that people should kw their places, geographically as well as socially, made domestic travel highly controversial. Andrew McRae examines the meanings of mobility in the early modern period, drawing on sources from canical literature and travel narratives to a range of historical documents including maps and travel guides. He identifies the relationship between domestic travel and the emergence of vital new models of nationhood and identity. An original contribution to the study of early modern literature as well as travel literature, this interdisciplinary book opens up domestic travel as a vital and previously underexplored area of research.
- Author BiographyAndrew McRae is Professor of Renaissance Studies in the Department of English at the University of Exeter.
- Author(s)Andrew McRae
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication27/08/2009
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note9 b/w illus.
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine18 mm
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