An Historical Geography of Recreation and Tourism in the Western World 1540-1940
This is the first text to give an historical geographical approach to the field of recreation and tourism. It brings together a wide panorama of materials from a number of different disciplines and accompanies this with informative original maps and diagrams spanning a period from the 16th Century up to the early 20th Century. The book also explores the diverse aspects of places, both urban and rural, in shaping distinctive leisure activities, plus issues relating to development such as land ownership and those private and public agencies within their contemporary political, social, and cultural climates.
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The affluent in town and country
Popular recreations in country and town
the European Grand Tour
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accommodation activities affluent areas attractions Bath Bath's became Blackpool Borsay Bournemouth Britain centres chapter classical antiquities coast context countryside created demand destination early nineteenth century economic eighteenth century England environments estates Europe fashionable Figure Fynes Moryson gardens geography Grand Tour Grand Tourists groups growth Hembry historical holiday houses important industrial influence Italy Lake District Lancashire landed classes landowners landscape leisure and recreation leisure town lifestyle linked London major Margate middle classes Naples open space organised parks patterns places pleasure popular population promenades provincial railway recreation and tourism region Renaissance resort development River Riviera roads role romantic Rome rural scenery scenes Scottish Highlands seaside resorts season seventeenth century significant sixteenth century social class social elite society spas spatial streets summer taste town Towner townscape transport urban villas visitors visits Walton wealthy wider winter working-class