A History of Modern Tourism

A History of Modern Tourism

By: Eric Zuelow (author)Paperback

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Tourism as we know it is a surprisingly modern concept, both a product of modernity and a force helping to shape it. From the British Grand Tour in the sixteenth century to the onset of contemporary mass tourism, travel has played a crucial role in the rise of globalization and the development of the modern world.

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Eric Zuelow is Associate Professor of European History at the University of New England, USA, and has also taught classes on the history of tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and West Liberty State College. He is the author of Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse University Press 2009) and is the editor of Tourism Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate 2011). He is also editor-in-chief for the Journal of Tourism History.


Introduction: Modern Tourism 1. Beginnings: The Grand Tour 2. The Sublime and Beautiful 3. The Age of Steam 4. Packaging New Trips 5. Guidebooks and the Importance of Seeing the Sights 6. Tourism in an Age of Empires and Nationalism 7. Bicycles, Automobiles, and Aircraft 8. Tourism During the Interwar Years 9. Tourism in the Postwar 10. Mass Tourism Conclusion: Never Ask An Historian About the Future

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780230369658
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780230369658
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 0230369650

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