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Ordinary and extraordinary in two Eighteenth century Swedish travel accounts from Italy

Stefano Fogelberg Rota (Umeå Universitet)

Ordinary and extraordinary in two Eighteenth century Swedish travel accounts from Italy

During the eighteenth century, a number of Swedes journeyed to Italy and wrote about their experiences in letters and diaries. The writings of these travellers bear testimony to a great fascination for the ancient history of the region, combined with a general tone of dissatisfaction with regards to contemporary society on the peninsula, which is often criticized for its...

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