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Title Travel and the British country house : cultures, critiques and consumption in the long eighteenth century / contributions by Roey Sweet [and eleven others] ; edited by Jon Stobart.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Manchester University Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
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Summary Provides readers with fresh insights into the country house and the ways it was shaped by domestic and foreign travel. It brings famous and less familiar houses to life through the aspirations and acquisitions of owners; the admiring or caustic comments of visitors, and the constant flows of goods, people and ideas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Àntiquity mad': the influence of continental travel on the Irish houses of Frederick Hervey, the Earl Bishop, 1730 -- 1803 / Rebecca Campion -- 2. From Rome to Stourhead and thence to Rome again: the phenomenon of the eighteenth-century English landscape garden / John Harrison -- 3. Virtual travel and virtuous objects: chinoiserie and the country house / Emile de Bruijn -- 4. Gentlemen tourists in the early eighteenth century: the travel journals of William Hanbury and John Scattergood / Rosie MacArthur -- 5. foreign appreciation of English country houses and castles: Dutch travellers' accounts of proto-museums visited en route, 1683 -- 1855 / Renske Koster -- 6. Ẁorth viewing by travellers': Arthur Young and country house picture collections in the late eighteenth century / Jocelyn Anderson -- 7. Ènjoying country life to the full -- only the English know how to do that!': appreciation of the British country house by Hungarian aristocratic travellers / Kristof Fatsar -- 8. Magnificent and mundane: transporting people and goods to the country house, c. 1730 -- 1800 / Jon Stobart -- 9. On the road (and the Thames) with William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire, 1597 -- 1623 / Peter Edwards -- 10. Ǹo Lady could do this': navigating gender and collecting objects in India and Scotland, c. 1810 -- 50 / Ellen Filor.
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Subject Country homes -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Country homes.
Great Britain.
Chronological Term 18th century
Subject Travel -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Travel -- Social aspects.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- European influences.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Stobart, Jon, 1966- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Travel and the British country house. [Place of publication not identified] : Manchester University Press, 2017 9781526110329 1526110326
ISBN 9781526110343 (electronic book)
1526110342 (electronic book)