An Historical Geography of Recreation and Tourism in the Western World 1540-1940

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Wiley, Nov 5, 1996 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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
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Popular recreations in country and town
45
the European Grand Tour
96
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