Title
Foreshadowing tourism : looking for modern and obsolete features - or some missing link - in early modern travel behavior (1675-1750) Foreshadowing tourism : looking for modern and obsolete features - or some missing link - in early modern travel behavior (1675-1750)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Annals of tourism research. - New York
Volume/pages
42(2013) , p. 262-283
ISSN
0160-7383
ISI
000321161300013
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Foreshadowing Tourism aims to hone or even to upset our understanding of the genesis of tourism. It has long been assumed that nineteenth-century tourism was rooted in the early modern Grand Tour. However, Netherlandish travel diaries, along with some literature from England, Germany, and France, evidence a missing link in this regard. The late seventeenth century witnessed the coming of divertissante somertogjes (pleasurable summer trips) that were in fact poles apart from a classic Grand Tour. By scrutinizing modern features of this novel form of travel (such as its brief and seasonal timing, and the fact that its main motivations were leisure and cultural interests) and more obsolete traits (such as the lack of recurrence or the relatively exclusivity of such touring parties) I seek to restore these speelreysjes (pleasure trips) to their rightful place within the genealogy of travel and tourism. I will also evaluate the potential effects of a transport (r)evolution, cultural development, and a rise in living standards on early modern travel behavior.
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