Resorts and Ports: European Seaside Towns since 1700 (Tourism and Cultural Change)

Resorts and Ports: European Seaside Towns since 1700 (Tourism and Cultural Change)

By: Peter Borsay (editor), John K. Walton (editor)Paperback

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Histories of seaports and coastal resorts have usually been kept in separate compartments. This book brings them together and looks at how resort development affected historic ports during the rise and development of the seaside holiday in Europe from the 18th century to the 20th, and what the attributes of ports (fishing, harbour crafts, the whiff of the exotic, fishermen's homes and families) contributed to the attractions of resorts. Case-studies drawn from across Europe, from Wales and the Netherlands to Norway, Latvia and Spain, bring original perspectives to bear on these histories and relationships, and consider their influence on seaside heritage and regeneration at a time when coastal settlements are increasingly using their past to secure their future. The book will interest academics in tourism studies, history, geography and cultural studies, as well as provide essential information and analysis for policy-makers in coastal regeneration.

About Author

Peter Borsay is a Professor in the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University and has published widely in the areas of British urban and leisure history since the 18th century, including the history of spas and seaside resorts. John K. Walton is an IKERBASQUE Research Professor in the Department of Contemporary History, University of the Basque Country UPV/ EHU, Bilbao. He has published extensively and internationally on tourism and identity, especially with regard to coastal towns, and edits the Journal of Tourism History.


1. Peter Borsay and John K. Walton: Introduction: the Resort-Port Relationship 2. Allan Brodie: Towns of `Health and Mirth': the First Seaside Resorts, 1730-1769 3. Jan Hein Furnee: A Dutch idyll? Scheveningen as a Seaside Resort, Fishing Village, and Port, c. 1700-1900 4. David Hussey: `From the Temple of Hygeia to the Sordid Devotees of Pluto'. The Hotwell and Bristol: Resort and Port in the Eighteenth Century. 5. Fred Gray: Three Views of Brighton as a Resort 6. Peter Borsay: From Port to Resort: Tenby and Narratives of Transition, 1760-1914 7. Louise Miskell: A Town Divided? Sea-bathing, Dock-building, and Oyster-fishing in Nineteenth-century Swansea 8. John K. Walton: Port and Resort: Symbiosis and Conflict in `Old Whitby', England, since 1880 9. Berit Eide Johnsen: Recycled Maritime Culture and Landscape: Various Aspects of Nineteenth-century Shipping and Fishing Industries to Twentieth-century Tourism in Southern Norway 10. Guy Saupin: Gijon: From Asturian Regional Port and Industrial City, to Touristic and Cultural Centre for the European Atlantic Arc, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present 11. Simo Laakkonen and Karina Vasilevska: From a Baltic Village to a Leading Health resort: Reminiscences of the Social History of Jurmala, Latvia 12. Jason Wood: From Port to Resort: Art, Heritage, and Identity in the Regeneration of Margate

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845411978
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781845411978
  • weight: 382
  • ISBN10: 1845411978

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