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Author Parsons, Nicholas.
Title Worth the detour : a history of the guidebook / Nicholas T. Parson.
Publication Info. Stroud, Gloucestershire [England] : Sutton Pub., 2007.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 1  910.4 P    IN LIBRARY
Description xxii, 378 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The ancient world -- Late antiquity and the Middle Ages : the pilgrims' guides -- From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment : scholars, moralists and men of taste -- The bourgeois traveller and the beginnings of mass tourism -- From inventory to ideology : aspects of the modern guidebook -- Epilogue : mind-travelling and the survival of the guidebook.
Subject Tourism -- History.
Travel -- History.
Travelers' writings -- History and criticism.
Guidebooks -- History.
Travel, Ancient.
Added Author New York Society Library. Book Committee. 2008. ZNS
Added Title History of the guidebook
ISBN 9780750943932 (hbk.)
0750943939 (hbk.)
9780750943947 (pbk.)