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Coda: Beyond 1500; or, Travel’s Labor’s Lost

Coda: Beyond 1500; or, Travel’s Labor’s Lost

Chapter:
(p.227) Coda: Beyond 1500; or, Travel’s Labor’s Lost
Source:
The Medieval Invention of Travel
Author(s):
Shayne Aaron Legassie
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0008

The Coda argues that many of the phenomena explored in this book continued on into modernity and explores the possibility that the perfection of steam-powered travel--and not the voyage of Columbus--may constitute the most decisive break with medieval understandings of travel.

Keywords:   steam engine, Martin Martin, Jane Austen, John Ruskin, William Wordsworth, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, attitudes toward travel, travel, periodization of travel writing, tourism

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