The Evolution of the Grand Tour: Anglo-Italian Cultural Relations Since the Renaissance

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - History - 426 pages
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The Grand Tour has become a subject of major interest to scholars and general readers interested in exploring the historic connections between nations and their intellectual and artistic production. Although traditionally associated with the eighteenth century, when wealthy Englishmen would complete their education on the continent, the Grand Tour is here investigated in a wider context, from the decline of the Roman Empire to recent times.
Authors from Chaucer to Erasmus came to mock the custom but even the Reformation did not stop the urge to travel. From the mid-sixteenth century, northern Europeans justified travel to the south in terms of education. The English had previously travelled to Italy to study the classics; now they travelled to learn Italian and study medicine, diplomacy, dancing, riding, fencing, and, eventually, art and architecture. Famous men, and an increasing proportion of women, all contributed to establishing a convention which eventually came to dominate European culture. Documenting the lives and travels of these personalities, Professor Chaney's remarkable book provides a complete picture of one of the most fascinating phenomena in the history of western civilisation.
  

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Contents

Hoby brothers tomb Bisham Church
7
? Henry Fitzalan 12th Earl of Arundel
8
Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford 1 1 6 William Lithgow
13
Colonel Bullen Reymes
16
Capuccini corpses
21
George Berkeley 2 3
22
Theatre at Taormina
27
Temple of Concord
31
Summonte title page with Inigo Joness signature
185
Summontes engraving of the Temple of Castor and Pollux
186
Stairs of S Paolo Maggiore Naples
187
Door to S Paolo Maggiore Naples
188
Inigo Joness design for great door of the Banqueting House
189
Inigo Jones c 1644
192
Art English Catholics
203
Selfportrait of Nicholas Lanier
213

Early Tudor Tombs and the Rise and Fall
41
Quo Vadis? Travel as Education and the Impact
58
Thomas Coryate in Venice
68
Title page of William Thomass Historie of Italie
71
Thomas Howard 14th Earl of Arundel
84
Aletheia Countess of Arundel
85
British and American
102
Alexander Chapman Dr John Bargrave and John Raymond
104
Gaeta
105
John Milton
107
Bullen Reymess Travel Diaries m
112
San Matteo Lecce
124
The Temples at Paestum
126
John Price
144
A Survey of the Great Dukes State of Tuscany
146
Francis Manners 6th Earl of Rutland
149
Documentary Evidence of AngloItalian Cultural
161
Sir Henry Wotton
162
View of Venice c 1608
164
Inigo Jones
169
The Church of S Paolo Maggiore
170
Sir Tobie Matthew
174
George Gage
175
The Temple of Castor and Pollux
180
S Palladios Temple of Castor and Pollux annotated by Inigo Jones
181
The Temple of Athene Syracuse
184
Sir Balthazar Gerbier 1634
216
English Catholic Poets in midSeventeenthCentury
226
English Observations
239
Plan of Hospital of S Maria Nuova Florence
247
Filaretes Ospedale Maggiore in Milan
250
A Literary Tradition
278
Etching of Vallombrosa
279
Conifers at Vallombrosa
288
Villa Salviati on the Arno
289
Vallombrosa and the Faggio Santo
296
The Immaterialist
314
Anthony Ashley Cooper 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury
315
University of Padua English and Scots visitors book
323
George Berkeleys house Middletown Rhode Island
325
John Percival 1st Earl of Egmont
326
Pyramid of Cestius Rome
336
Berkeleys Bermuda plan
341
Marcian or Valentinian Barletta
348
Signature and drawing by John Talman
368
Drawing by Giuseppe Grisoni
369
Sir Harold Acton 190494
377
Sir Harold Acton and Jessica Chaney
378
A Century of British and American Books
383
Index
405
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Professor Chaney gained a first class honours degree in History of Art at Reading University and completed an MPhil and PhD at the Warburg Institute, University of London.

From 1978/1985 he lived in Florence where he was ricercatore at the European University Institute, an Associate of Harvard University's Villa I Tatti, and taught at the University of Pisa. From 1985/90 he was the Shuffrey Research Fellow in Architectural History at Lincoln College, Oxford. He subsequently worked for English Heritage and lectured in the History of Art at Oxford Brookes University.

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