Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-112).
The focal point of this book is British women travellers' perceptions of Greece and the Orient from the late-eighteenth century until the late Victorian era. The construction of a Greek dystopia will be explored in relation to the historical background that fuelled the negative conceptualisation of the Greek nation as mongrel, unruly, indolent and perilous to the British imperialist agenda. This book, therefore, sheds light on British women travellers' efforts to subvert patriarchal authority and engage in predominantly male activities, during which they are purposefully or unconsciously led to several misconceptions regarding Greek cause.
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