English Travellers Of The Renaissance By Clare Howard












































































































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CHAPTER I

THE BEGINNINGS OF TRAVEL FOR CULTURE


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Iii.)

* * * * * CONTENTS CHAPTER I

THE BEGINNINGS OF TRAVEL FOR CULTURE

Pilgrimages at the close of the Middle Ages - New objects for travel in the fifteenth century - Humanism - Diplomatic ambition - Linguistic acquirement.

CHAPTER II

THE HIGH PURPOSE OF THE ELIZABETHAN TRAVELLER

Development of the individual - Benefit to the Commonwealth - First books addressed to travellers.

CHAPTER III

SOME CYNICAL ASPERSIONS UPON THE BENEFITS OF TRAVEL

The Italianate Englishman.

CHAPTER IV

PERILS FOR PROTESTANT TRAVELLERS

The Inquisition - The Jesuits - Penalties of recusancy.

CHAPTER V

THE INFLUENCE OF THE FRENCH ACADEMIES

France the arbiter of manners in the seventeenth century - Riding the great horse - Attempts to establish academies in England - Why travellers neglected Spain.

CHAPTER VI

THE GRAND TOUR

Origin of the term - Governors for young travellers - Expenses of travel.

CHAPTER VII

THE DECADENCE OF THE GRAND TOUR

The decline of the courtier - Foundation of chairs of Modern History and Modern Languages at Oxford and Cambridge - Englishmen become self-sufficient - Books of travel become common - Advent of the Romantic traveller who travels for scenery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

FOOTNOTES

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CHAPTER I

THE BEGINNINGS OF TRAVEL FOR CULTURE

Of the many social impulses that were influenced by the Renaissance, by that "new lernynge which runnythe all the world over now-a-days," the love of travel received a notable modification. This very old instinct to go far, far away had in the Middle Ages found sanction, dignity and justification in the performance of pilgrimages. It is open to doubt whether the number of the truly pious would ever have filled so many ships to Port Jaffa had not their ranks been swelled by the restless, the adventurous, the wanderers of all classes.

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