Most of us today know little about the conditions under which people travelled in early modern Europe. Travellers' accounts from the period generally omit detailed descriptions of the state of roads, the discomfort of a carriage or a coach, or the harshness of a landscape, even though these formed the everyday reality of travel for most people. In this book, Maczak sets out to fill this gap in our knowledge by reconstructing the lives and daily experiences of travellers in the 16th and 17th centuries. He analyzes the ...

Travel in Early Modern Europe 1995, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745608402