British Women Travellers: Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

1st Edition

Sutapa Dutta

Routledge
Published August 29, 2019
Reference - 246 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367343347 - CAT# K441078
Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

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Summary

This book studies the exclusive refractive perspectives of British women who took up the twin challenges of travel and writing when Britain was establishing itself as the greatest empire on earth. Contributors explore the ways in which travel writing has defined women’s engagement with Empire and British identity, and was inextricably linked with the issue of identity formation. With a capacious geographical canvas, this volume examines the multifaceted relations and negotiations of British women travellers in a range of different imperial contexts across continents from America, Africa, Europe to Australia.

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