A History of Curiosity: The Theory of Travel 1550-1800, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A History of Curiosity

The Theory of Travel 1550-1800, 1st Edition

By Justin Stagl


356 pages

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


'…Stagl's explorations of late eighteenth-century debates over the nature of World History are also enlightening, as they reveal the origins of Volkskunde and ethnologie - categories that were to dominate travel and scholarship for the next two centries to the present.'

'This strikingly original, painstakingly researched…book exhibits all the virtues and a few of the weaknesses of long-sustained maverick devotion. Though not exclusively focused upon travel, it will remain a pillar of scholarship in travel history…For anyone interested in the history of travel cultures this book - with its rich references to primary manuscript sources and German historical scholarship not available in English - will prove indispensable.'

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Studies in Anthropology and History

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General