The Business Community of Seventeenth Century England

Hist . , 33 Parker , V. 1971 The Making of King's Lynn ( Chichester ) Parkes , J. 1925 Travel in England in the Seventeenth Century ( Oxford ) Parkinson , C. N. 1937 Trade in the Eastern Seas , 1703–1813 ( Cambridge ) 1952 The Rise of ...

The Business Community of Seventeenth Century England

A comprehensive study of the business community in a pre-industrial economy.

The paradox of body building and motion in seventeenth century England

8; Andrew McRae, Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 86–7. ... On seventeenth-century English atlases, see Moir, The Discovery of Britain, pp.

The paradox of body  building and motion in seventeenth century England

This book examines how seventeenth-century English architectural theorists and designers rethought the domestic built environment in terms of mobility, as motion became a dominant mode of articulating the world across discourses encompassing philosophy, political theory, poetry, and geography. From mid-century, the house and estate that had evoked staccato rhythms became triggers for mental and physical motion – evoking travel beyond England’s shores, displaying vistas, and showcasing changeable wall surfaces. Simultaneously, philosophers and other authors argued for the first time that, paradoxically, the blur of motion immobilised an inherently restless viewer into social predictability and so stability. Alternately feared and praised early in the century for its unsettling unpredictability, motion became the most certain way of comprehending social interactions, language, time, and the buildings that filtered human experience. At the heart of this narrative is the malleable sensory viewer, tacitly assumed in early modern architectural theory and history yet whose inescapable responsiveness to surrounding stimuli guaranteed a dependable world from the seventeenth century.

British Encounters with Ottoman Minorities in the Early Seventeenth Century

SEVENTEENTH. CENTURY. The strengthening of political and economic ties with the Ottomans inspired a re-examination of the people living in the Ottoman Empire. Some of the earlier pilgrimage accounts and travel reports reflected the ...

British Encounters with Ottoman Minorities in the Early Seventeenth Century


The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth century England

THE EMERGENCE OF TRAVEL LITERATURE In the eighteenth century there was a dramatic improvement in the conditions of ... fact that even in the seventeenth century and earlier people had braved the appalling roads to travel in England .

The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth century England

This text provides an analysis of 18th-century urban culture and local historical scholarship. The author shows how a sense of the past was crucial not only in instilling civic pride and shaping a sense of community, but also in informing contests for power and influence in the local community.

Beyond the Grand Tour

a sense of a superior French self – that is, to advocate what is here termed as 'Gallocentric' travel to England in the ... bears witness to the mushrooming and consolidation of a new direction of travel in the seventeenth century.

Beyond the Grand Tour

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.

Popular Medicine in Seventeenth century England

As highly sought after as his skills may have been , the problems related to seventeenth - century travel circumscribed the boundaries of his direct contact with patients . Alexander Read , who lived in the period 1580-1641 , trained as ...

Popular Medicine in Seventeenth century England

This monograph, the first detailed study of seventeenth-century popular medicine, depicts the major role which lay or popular medical practitioners played in the provision of seventeenth-century health care in England.

The Age of Milton

Backgrounds to Seventeenth-century Literature C. A. Patrides, Raymond B. Waddington ... S - 245 PARKES , JOAN : Travel in England in the Seventeenth Century ( 1925 ) . S - 246 PARKS , GEORGE B .: ' The Decline and Fall of the English ...

The Age of Milton


British Travellers in Holland during the Stuart Period

Grosse, Englishmen Abroad, Being an Account ofTheir Travels in the Seventeenth Century, New York, 1987. Murris, R., La Hollande et les Hollandais auXVIIe et au XVIIIe siècles, vus par les Français, Paris, 1925. Naeff, F. (ed.) ...

British Travellers in Holland during the Stuart Period

The book discusses the form and contents of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century travel journals and correspondence together with other aspects of tourism, such as transport, accommodation and sightseeing. It contains annotated texts by Edward Browne and John Locke written while on tour in Holland.

Books and Readers 1616

Travel in England in the Seventeenth century . London : Oxford University Press , 1925 . Partridge , Edward B . The Broken Compass A Study of the Major Comedies of Ben Jonson . New York : Columbia University Press , 1958 .

Books and Readers  1616


Literature of Travel and Exploration

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries travel in England underwent radical changes in its practical accessibility, cultural meanings, and imaginative range. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, travel was seen primarily ...

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century

... including Edward Ward's Trips to Jamaica and New England . The field of exploration is reviewed in E. Heawood's History of Geographical Discovery in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ( 1912 ) . For European travel there are ...

English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century


Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth Century Household

TRAVEL AND LEISURE Domestic travel was an essential part of gentry power, status and lifestyle in the seventeenth ... 28 J.T. Cliffe, The World of the Country House in Seventeenth-Century England (New Haven, 1999), 122; J. Crofts, ...

Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth Century Household

In this vivid reconstruction of life in a seventeenth-century gentry household, the authors delve into the details of everyday life: how did a large, wealthy household in the English countryside acquire the goods and services it needed and wanted? Was household consumption an exclusively female sphere, or did men play an important role, too?

A Companion to the Global Renaissance

It has been argued that it was during the early seventeenth century that travel writing became professionalized in England, as travelers began going to the East specifically to write about it (MacLean, 405). During the late sixteenth ...

A Companion to the Global Renaissance

Featuring twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today's globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. An innovative collection that interrogates the global paradigm of our period and offers a new history of globalization by exploring its influences on English culture and literature of the early modern period. Moves beyond traditional notions of Renaissance history mainly as a revival of antiquity and presents a new perspective on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the New and Old Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, as well with Northern Europe. Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization was the result of a lengthy and complex historical process linked to the emergence of capitalism and colonialism Explores vital topics such as East-West relations and Islam; visual representations of cultural 'others'; gender and race struggles within the new economies and cultures; global drama on the cosmopolitan English stage, and many more

The House of Lords Under Charles II

England in the Reign of Charles II . Oxford , 1934 . oldmixon , J . History of England . London , 1730 . Parkes , Joan . Travel in England in the Seventeenth century . Oxford , 1925 . Pike , Luke , 0 A Constitutional History of the ...

The House of Lords Under Charles II


Travel and Tourism in Britain 1700 1914 Vol 3

This four-volume primary resource collection brings together a diverse range of texts on the various forms of transport used by tourists, the destinations they visited, the role of entertainments and accommodation and how these affected the ...

Travel and Tourism in Britain  1700   1914 Vol 3

The British led the way in holidaymaking. This four-volume primary resource collection brings together a diverse range of texts on the various forms of transport used by tourists, the destinations they visited, the role of entertainments and accommodation and how these affected the way that tourism evolved over two centuries. Volume 3: Seaside Holidays Over the course of the seventeenth century, medical writers and practitioners came to realise the health-giving properties of the seaside environment. By the early eighteenth century, this scientific interest was spreading to wealthy people in search of a rest cure. Bathing in the sea, drinking the waters and spending time in the bracing air became a widespread activity, and by the nineteenth century this had expanded thanks to extensive advertising and publicity about its beneficial effects. Specific forms of entertainment also developed, such as piers, aquaria, winter gardens and cinemas.

Mind Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England

Paul Fussell dates the 'rudimentary phase' of tourism to the nineteenth century in England where, because it was 'the first country toundergo industrialization and urbanization', industrial work necessitatedthe invention of 'vacation' ...

Mind Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England

Drawing on a wide range of drama from across the seventeenth century, including works by Marlowe, Heywood, Jonson, Brome, Davenant, Dryden and Behn, this book situates voyage drama in its historical and intellectual context between the individual act of reading in early modern England and the communal act of modern sightseeing.