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The Resource The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies : Southern Routes in the Grand Tour, by Manuela D’Amore, (electronic resource)

The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies : Southern Routes in the Grand Tour, by Manuela D’Amore, (electronic resource)

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The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies : Southern Routes in the Grand Tour
Title
The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies
Title remainder
Southern Routes in the Grand Tour
Statement of responsibility
by Manuela D’Amore
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Language
eng
Summary
This book illuminates a lesser-known aspect of the British history of travel in the Enlightenment: that of the Royal Society’s special contribution to the “discovery” of the south of Italy in the age of the Grand Tour. By exploring primary source journal entries of philosophy and travel, the book provides evidence of how the Society helped raise the Fellows’ curiosity about the Mediterranean and encouraged travel to the region by promoting cultural events there and establishing fruitful relations with major Italian academic institutions. They were especially devoted to revealing the natural and artistic riches of the Bourbon Kingdom from 1738 to 1780, during which the Roman city of Herculaneum was discovered and Vesuvius and Etna were actively eruptive. Through these examples, the book draws attention to the role that the Royal Society played in establishing cultural networks in Italy and beyond. Tracing a complex path starting in Restoration times, this new insight into discourse on learned travel contributes to a more challenging vision of Anglo-Italian relations in the Enlightenment.--
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D’Amore, Manuela
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non fiction
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  • Springer eBooks
  • Italian and Italian American Studies
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  • History
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • World history
  • Civilization
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The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies : Southern Routes in the Grand Tour, by Manuela D’Amore, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55291-0
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mixed
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online resource
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Contents
1. Introduction -- I. Learned Travel before the Grand Tour: The Royal Society 1665-1700 -- 2. The Fellows' Letters from Distant Countries: New Science, the "Other" and Imperialism -- 3. News from the Mainland: Mapping Physical and Intellectual Spaces before the Grand Tour -- 4. On the Ancients and the Power of Nature: The Special Case of Italy -- II. The Grand Tour of South Italy: The Discovery of the Two Sicilies 1700-1800 -- 5. Southern Paths for Learned Travelers: The Discovery of Herculaneum and of the Neoclassical Mediterranean -- 6. Images of "Sublime" Sicily -- 7. From Letters to Memoirs and Travel Accounts: The Fellows as "Cultural Mediators"
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978-3-319-55291-0
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 314 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319552910
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-55291-0
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001385891
Label
The Royal Society and the Discovery of the Two Sicilies : Southern Routes in the Grand Tour, by Manuela D’Amore, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55291-0
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- I. Learned Travel before the Grand Tour: The Royal Society 1665-1700 -- 2. The Fellows' Letters from Distant Countries: New Science, the "Other" and Imperialism -- 3. News from the Mainland: Mapping Physical and Intellectual Spaces before the Grand Tour -- 4. On the Ancients and the Power of Nature: The Special Case of Italy -- II. The Grand Tour of South Italy: The Discovery of the Two Sicilies 1700-1800 -- 5. Southern Paths for Learned Travelers: The Discovery of Herculaneum and of the Neoclassical Mediterranean -- 6. Images of "Sublime" Sicily -- 7. From Letters to Memoirs and Travel Accounts: The Fellows as "Cultural Mediators"
Control code
978-3-319-55291-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 314 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319552910
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-55291-0
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001385891

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