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Riassunto: Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism).
For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.
From Booklist: Literature of Travel and Exploration is intended to be "a reference tool for teachers, researchers, and students looking for a starting point in what has become a rapidly evolving academic discipline." It includes more than 600 alphabetically arranged articles on topics from antiquity to the present, including countries or regions (Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River, Haiti); cities (London, Venice); travel routes (Crusades, Silk Route); individuals (Herodatus, Thor Heyerdahl, Jan Morris); types of narratives (Buccaneer narratives, Missionary narratives, Undersea exploration); artifacts of travel writing (Diaries, Guidebooks, Postcards); and types of transportation (Dogsleds, Sailing Ships). About 300 scholars worldwide contributed the signed articles.
General or topical encyclopedias provide overviews of travel-rated topics and suggestions for further reading, often recent secondary, scholarly sources, but Literature of Travel and Exploration leads readers to the individuals who wrote about their travels and lists editions of their writing--primarily, but not always, in English--and, when appropriate, repositories of relevant manuscripts. Articles are between 1,000 and 5,000 words in length. Bibliographies contain as many references as appropriate, from 3 items for Logbooks to almost 60 for Volcanology. Not all items are readily accessible, such as the two references, both in Swedish, for Balloons and airships. Most bibliographies do not include recent secondary sources, although some include biographies.
Many articles have black-and-white reproductions from primary sources. The set includes alphabetic and thematic lists of entries and an index that identifies subjects within articles. A separate "Booklist Index" locates works discussed within the entries.
This is a rich and inspiring introduction to primary sources for undergraduate and advanced high-school students and an excellent source for further research for graduate students and other scholars. Unique in scope and purpose, it complements two other resources of narrower focus, Trade, Travel, and Exploration in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia (Garland, 2000) and Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the History and Literature of Exploration, Travel, and Colonization from the Earliest Times to the Year 1800 (Hordern, 2003). It is highly recommended for college and university collections and large public libraries. RBB
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Titolo: Literature of Travel and Exploration: An ...
Casa editrice: Routledge
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro New York. London. Fitzroy Dearborn. 2003., 2003. 3 Bände. 4°. xxxi, 1479 S. mit Abbildungen. Original Pappe. 1.Auflage 2003. - Band 1 am Rücken ausgeblichen. Ecken etwas gestaucht. Band 2 mit einer winzigen Schadstelle, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Codice libro della libreria 400499AB
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M1579582478
Descrizione libro Fitzroy Dearborn Pub, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 2100 pages. 11.50x9.25x5.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1579582478