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"This Mecca for the Pilgrims of Pleasure": tourism, modernity, and Victorian London, 1840-1900

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This dissertation argues that during the nineteenth century, the journey to London revealed a world undergoing systemic change as industrialisation steadily eroded the traditional rhythms of the countryside in favour of urban modernity; indeed, London is regarded as a synecdoche for the forces shaping the wider world. This work uses tourist narratives to London as investigative tools to examine the ways in which individuals comprehend the modern changes occurring around them, as represented ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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Deposit date:
2011-12-15

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