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Author Cramsie, John, 1964-

Title British travellers and the encounter with Britain, 1450-1700 / john Cramsie
Published Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd. 2015
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Description 1 online resource (512 pages)
Series Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History ; 23
Studies in early modern cultural, political and social history ; 23
Summary This book recovers the encounter with a 'multicultural' Britain by British travellers in the Tudor and Stuart periods. When William Camden, writing in the sixteenth century, set out to write the history of Britannia, he deliberately took to the roads to discover it first-hand, and those diverse cultures guided and informed his journeys. Here, John Cramsie offers original perspectives on Camden's multicultural Britain through the study of British travellers and their narratives. We meet characters such as the Tudor traveller John Leland, who intended to tell the peoples of England and Wales about themselves; chronicle how they came to settle the towns, villages, valleys and mountaintops they called home; record the marks they left in the landscape; and celebrate the noble histories and cultures they created. Dozens - eventually hundreds - of Britons shared the same passion to meet their island neighbours and relate their experiences. The individuals studied in this book include actual as well as armchair travellers and those who blurred the boundaries between them.0
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Subject Camden, William, 1551-1623 -- Influence.
Travelers' writings, British -- History and criticism.
United Kingdom -- Description and travel.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782046631 (electronic bk)
9781782046639 (electronic bk)