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Synopsis: An account of the role of the traveller in human history. From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the age of mass tourism, travel has profoundly altered our sense of ourselves and our sense of the world. This book is an excursion through these transformations of passage.
From Library Journal:
Mourning the demise of "real" travel that is no longer "heroic or individualizing," Leed ( No Man's Land , LJ 5/15/79) is saddened at the ease with which modern travelers move around the globe, taking no risks and facing no unknowns. His study centers around the premise that prior to the breakdown of global barriers, travel was not only movement from place to place but a transforming event filled with historical and psychological significance. He supports his ideas with examples from epic literature (Gilgamesh and Odysseus), medieval tales of wandering knights, and travel journals of explorers and adventurers. These travel experiences are examined from a theoretical psychological perspective which analyzes the stages of a journey and the relationship between travel and identity. This is a demanding, scholarly work which presumes a knowledge of literature, history, and psychology. Recommended only for graduate school collections.
- Marlene M. Kuhl, Baltimore Cty. P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: The Mind of the Traveler: From Gilgamesh to ...
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