Walking and Environmentalism in the Career of James Bryce: Mountaineer, Scholar, Statesman, 1838-1922

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Abstract

Politician, diplomat, jurist, political scientist and historian, James Bryce was a man of many parts. Bryce was a great mountain walker and climber, and his love of both activities was closely related to his interest in the natural world. Readman shows how Bryce’s notable experiences of mountain landscape combined with a particular environmentalist sensibility and political liberalism to shape his pioneering ideas about landscape preservation. Readman also reveals the importance of Bryce’s mountaineering to his personal identity and to his practice as an historian. Bryce’s ideas about history were influenced by an environmentalist perspective on the world, gained through on-foot experience of it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWalking Histories, 1800-1914
EditorsChad Bryant, Arthur Burns, Paul Readman
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages287-318
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9781137484987, 9781137484970
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2016

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