A Traveller's History of London

Author: Richard Tames

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group


Category: Great Britain

Page: 301

View: 447

"A Travellers History of London" gives a full and comprehensive historical background to the capitals past and covers the period from Londons beginnings, right up to the present day. It reveals the citys hidden treasures and forgotten places.

Travel & Travellers Middle Ages

Author: Newton

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 143

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

A Contemporary Analysis

Author: Declan Henry

Publisher: Critical Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 703

Essential reading for those who want to develop greater knowledge and awareness of the history, culture and lifestyles of GRT people. There are many misconceptions about the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community in the UK and Ireland. Little is understood of their culture and they are often marginalised by society. This book dispels many of the myths and gives a compassionate and empathetic view of the daily struggles they face including discrimination, racism and poverty. It also reviews criticisms directed at them and determines whether these are justified. Services are analysed to establish what works and what is weak. Packed with expert opinions from professionals working in the field and case studies and vignettes, garnered from personal interviews by the author with GRT people. Drawing from a wide range of perspectives from both inside and outside the community, this book provides readers with all the key elements required to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of these remarkable communities and their cultures.

Travellers' Tales of Wonder

Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Author: Simon Cooke

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 881

Exploring travellers' tales of wonder in contemporary literature, this study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in contemporary international literature, and demonstrates the crucial role of wonder in the travel narratives of writers such as Bruce Chatwin, V.S. Naipaul, and W.G. Sebald. Their 'travellers' tales of wonder' are read as a challenge to the hubris of thinking the world too well known, and an invitation to encounter the world - including its most troubling histories - with a sense of wonder.

London and Its Environs

Handbook for Travellers (Classic Reprint)

Author: Karl Baedeker



Category: Architecture

Page: 626

View: 518

Excerpt from London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers The chief object of the Handbook for London is to enable the traveller so to employ his time, his money, and his energy, that he may derive the greatest possible amount of pleasure and instruction from his visit to the great city in the modern world. As several excellent English guide-books to London already existed, the Editor in 1878 published the first English edition of the present Handbook with some hesitation, not-withstanding the encouragement he received from numerous English and American correspondents, who were already familiar with the distinctive characteristics of Baedekers Handbooks. So favourable a reception, however, was accorded to the first edition that the issue of a second became necessary in little more than a year, while fourteen other editions have since been called for. The present volume embodies the most recent information, down to the end of March, 1911, obtained in the course of personal visits to the places described, and from the most trustworthy sources. In the preparation of the Handbook the Editor has received most material assistance from several English and American friends who are intimately acquainted with the great Metropolis. Particular attention has been devoted to the description of the great public collections, snob as the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Wallace Collections, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate Gallery, and the South Kensington Museum, to all of which the utmost possible space has been allotted. The Introduction is intended as a brief condensation of general and historical information most likely to be of use and interest to the traveller on his way to London, while under the heading Preliminary Information are summarized all the practical details that are best calculated to make a stranger feel at home in London, and to familiarise him with its manners and customs. While the descriptive part of the work is topographically arranged, so that the reader may see at a glance which of the alts of London may be visited together, the preliminary portion classifies the principal sights according to their subjects, in order to present the reader with a convenient index to their character, and to facilitate his selection of those most congenial to his taste. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Early English Travellers in India

A Study in the Travel Literature of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods with Particular Reference to India

Author: Ram Chandra Prasad

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.


Category: Explorers

Page: 462

View: 752

These studies in Elizabethan and Jacobean travel literature, informed by a scholarly and sympathetic but, very properly, unsentimental approach to ten significant English travellers in India between 1579 and 1630, throw considerable light on the India of the great Mughals and reveal the many strands which are interwoven into the ties that have bound and still, in many ways, bind the great and ancient civilisations of the Indian sub-continent with the smaller and shorter civilisations of the British Isles. Professor Ram Chandra Prasad combines the skills and resources of the historian, the literary critic and the student of comparative literature and languages to demonstrate what we may learn of these two countries from the often idiosyncratic but always rich prose of Englishmen abroad in the ages of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. Professor Prasad has chosen for study Thomas Stephens, Ralph Fitch, John Mildenhall, William Hawkins, Thomas Roe, Thomas Coryat, William Finch, Nicholas Withington, Edward Terry, and Henry Lord. He makes just enough reference to non-English travellers, such as Manucci, to keep his readers in the general picture of western exploration , while at the same time he concentrates on his chosen field. The author's practice of quoting long extracts in the original language has a twofold advantage: it makes his narrative more vivid, and it facilitates the determination of what one traveller owes to another. This new, completely revised edition of Early English Travellers in India will continue to fill a long-felt gap in Indo-Anglian literature and it will be greeted as an important achievement by the scholar and the general reader alike.

Victorian Women Travellers in Meiji Japan

Discovering a 'New' Land

Author: Lorraine Sterry

Publisher: Global Oriental


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 424

Complementing other published works about travel by nineteenth-century women writers by locating and creating ‘space’ for Japan is missing within recent critical discourses on travel writing, it examines narratives of women writers who travelled to Japan from the mid-1850s onwards, and became a highly desirable travel destination thereafter.

Gypsies and Travellers

Empowerment and inclusion in British society

Author: Richardson, Joanna

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 613

The eviction at Dale Farm in the UK in 2011 brought the conflicting issues relating to Gypsy and Traveller accommodation to the attention of the world's media. However, as the furore surrounding the eviction has died down, the very pressing issues of accommodation need, inequality of access to education, healthcare and employment, and exclusion from British (and European) society is still very much evident. This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British society, including health, social policy, employment and education. It also looks at the dilemmas faced in representing disadvantaged minority groups in media and political discourse, theories on power, control and justice and the impact of European initiatives on inclusion. Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and inclusion in British society will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers, practitioners, those working in the media, police, education and health services, and of course to Gypsies and Travellers themselves.

Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norway

Author: Kathryn Walchester

Publisher: Anthem Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 838

‘Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norway’ presents an account of the development of tourism in nineteenth-century Norway and considers the ways in which women travellers depicted their travels to the region. Tracing the motivations of various groups of women travellers, such as sportswomen, tourists and aristocrats, this book argues that in their writing, Norway forms a counterpoint to Victorian Britain: a place of freedom and possibility.