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dc.contributor.authorGoldsmith, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-14T04:32:20Z
dc.date.available2021-01-14T04:32:20Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46142
dc.description.abstractThe Grand Tour was a journey to continental Europe undertaken by British nobility and wealthy landed gentry during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As a rite of passage, the Tour also played an important role in the formation of contemporary notions of elite masculinity. Examining letters, diaries and other records left by Grand Tourists, tutors and their families, this book demonstrates how the Tour was used to educate elite young men in a wide variety of skills, virtues and masculine behaviours that extended well beyond polite society. Sarah Goldsmith argues that dangerous experiences, in particular, were far more central to the Tour as a means of constructing Britain’s next generation of leaders than has previously been acknowledged. Influenced by aristocratic concepts of honour and cultures of military leadership, elites viewed experiences of danger and hardship as powerfully transformative and therefore as central to the process of constructing masculinity. Far from viewing danger as a disruptive force, Grand Tourists willingly tackled a variety of social, geographical and physical perils, gambling their way through treacherous landscapes; scaling mountains, volcanoes and glaciers; and encountering war and disease. Through this innovative study of danger, Goldsmith offers a revision of eighteenth-century elite masculine culture and the critical role the Grand Tour played within this.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TV Agriculture & farming
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherModern
dc.subject.other18th Century
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherModern
dc.subject.other17th Century
dc.subject.otherTechnology & Engineering
dc.subject.otherAgriculture
dc.titleMasculinity and Danger on the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.14296/1120.9781912702251
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy4af45bb1-d463-422d-9338-fa2167dddc34
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of London Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/bd3dd294-36c4-4de4-adf1-5fd629103286
oapen.identifier.isbn9781912702251


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