Walking Histories 1800-1914

Arthur Burns (Editor), Paul Readman (Editor), Chad Bryant (Editor)

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Few historians have written about walking, despite its obvious centrality to the human condition. Focusing on the period 1800-1914, this book examines the practices and meanings of walking in the context of transformative modernity. It boldly suggests that once historians place walking at the heart of their analyses, exciting new perspectives on themes central to the ‘long nineteenth century’ emerge. Walking Histories, 1800-1914 adopts a global perspective, including contributions from specialists in the history and culture of Great Britain, North America, Australia, Russia, East-Central Europe, and South Asia. Critically engaging with recent research, the contributions within offer fresh insights for academic experts, while remaining accessible to student readers. This book will be essential reading for those interested in movement, travel, leisure, urban history, and environmental history.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHoundmills, Basingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages283
ISBN (Electronic)9781137484987
ISBN (Print)9781137484970, 9781349694914
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2016


  • Walking
  • History
  • Nineteenth century
  • pedestrianism
  • Romanticism
  • labour
  • leisure
  • SELF
  • urban history
  • social history
  • transnational history
  • Cultural History


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