© 2013

The British Abroad Since the Eighteenth Century, Volume 1

Travellers and Tourists

  • Martin Farr
  • Xavier Guégan

Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Martin Farr, Xavier Guégan
      Pages 1-15
  3. Classes of Travel

  4. Europe

  5. The Empire…

  6. …and Beyond

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 254-267

About this book


This book considers the British travelling beyond their isles over the last three hundred years, and through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives reflects on their taste for discovery and self-discovery both through the exploration – and exploitation – of other lands and peoples.


Colonial cultural history 20. Jahrhundert 20th century eighteenth century empire Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Farr
    • 1
  • Xavier Guégan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of History, Classics and ArchaeologyNewcastle UniversityUK
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of WinchesterUK

About the editors

Stephanie Barczewski, Professor, Clemson University, USA Joe De Sapio, University of Guelph, Canada Andrew Elliott, Assistant Professor, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan Peter Lyth, teaching fellow, Nottingham University Business School, UK Catherine MacKenzie, Concordia University, Canada Tom Neuhaus, University of Derby, UK Maria Clara Paulino, Assistant Professor, Winthrop University, USA Kenneth J. Perkins, Emeritus Professor, University of South Carolina, USA Jill Steward, Visiting Fellow, Newcastle University, UK John K. Walton, Ikerbrasque Research Professor, University of the Basque Country, Spain Richard White, Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Australia

Bibliographic information


“The first volume of the collection, ‘Travellers and Tourists,’ opens with a robust introduction outlining the scholarly literature on the tradition of British travel writers reflecting back on ‘life back in Britain,’ … . contributes a unique perspective to understand the relationship between travel and British identity, delivered with insightful arguments and supported with rigorous primary research. Collectively, the chapters build on a growing literature that examines European travel or tourism as more than benign acts of observation or discovery.” (Steve Marti, H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences,, August, 2016)