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

A History of Curiosity
The Theory of Travel 1550-1800

ISBN 9783718656219
Published June 1, 1995 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

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.'