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Unravelling Civilisation

European Travel and Travel Writing


Hagen Schulz-Forberg

Contents: Hagen Schulz-Forberg: Introduction. European Travel and Travel Writing. Cultural Practice and the Idea of Europe – James M. Buzard: What Isn’t Travel? – Lorenza Mondana: Seeing as a Condition of Saying. On the Discursive Construction of Knowledge in Travel Accounts – Plinio Freire Gomes: Blank Variations. Travel Literature, Mapmaking and the Experience of the Unknown in the New World – Babak Rahimi: From Assorted to Assimilated Ethnography. Transformation of Ethnographic Authority from Michel Membre to John Chardin, 1542-1677 – Larry Wolff: British Travellers and Russian Orthodoxy in the Age of Enlightenment. The Religious Features of Philosophic Geography – Natalia Morazova: The Uniate Church as Seen by European Travellers in the Late Eighteenth Century – Bernhard Struck: Terra Incognita, European Civilisation and Colonised Land. Poland in Mid-eighteenth Century to Mid-nineteenth Century German Travel Accounts – Hans-Erich Bödeker: German Travellers to Italy in the Eighteenth Century. Motives, Intentions, Experiences – Andrei Zorin: Eden in Taurus. Catherine II’s Journey to Crimea in 1787 - Political and Cultural Intentions – Søren Dalsgaard: Discovery, Civilisation, and the Projection of European Culture Abroad. Sea Captains’ Expedition Accounts, 1817 to 1847 – Hagen Schulz-Forberg: Framing the Senses. Inter-mediality and Inter-sensuality in French and German Urban Travel Writing on London, 1851-1939 – Rudy Koshar: On the Road in Germany between the World Wars – Agneta Edman: Flirting with Modernity / Flirting as Modernity. Gender and the Ideology of the Gaze in Swedish Travel Accounts, 1949-1964 – Tim Youngs: «A Personal Journey on a Historic Route». Gary Younge’s No Place Like Home.