Images of the Educational Traveller in Early Modern England

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BRILL, 1995 - History - 327 pages
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While educational travel was extremely popular among early modern Englishmen, the practice attracted extensive public criticism. Rather than examining travel itself, this book explores the vivid public images of educational travellers, their development and popularity, and the fears and prejudices in English society that engendered them. The first part of the book examines the medieval background of English travel abroad, the enthusiasm for educational travel among early modern Englishmen, and the progress of the public debate over the practice which essentially started with the publication of Ascham's "The Scholemaster" in 1570. The second part of the book examines each of the seven major images of the educational traveller: the Italianated traveller; the atheistical traveller, the Catholic traveller, the morally corrupt traveller, the culturally corrupt traveller, and the foolish and lying travellers.
  

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Contents

The Enthusiasm The Scholemaster the Reaction
41
Adolescents and Apes
74
The Cultural Renegade
217
The Fool and the Liar
249
Conclusion
277
Appendix A
293
Primary Bibliography
299
Secondary Bibliography
309
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Sara Warneke, Ph.D. (1991) in History, University of Adelaide, is lecturer in European History at La Trobe University, Bendigo.

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