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Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870 – A transnational perspective - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870: A transnational perspective

Peter Borsay and Jan Hein Furnée


This collection of essays examines the history of urban leisure cultures in Europe in the transition from the early modern to the modern period. The volume brings together research on a wide variety of leisure activities which are usually studied in isolation: from theatre and music culture, art exhibitions, spas and seaside resorts, to sports and games, walking and cafés and restaurants. The book develops a new research agenda for the history of leisure by focusing on the complex processes of cultural transfer that were fundamental in transforming urban leisure culture from the British Isles ... More

Keywords: Urban, leisure, culture, cultural transfer, Europe, transnational, early modern, modern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089695
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Borsay, editor
Aberystwyth University

Jan Hein Furnée, editor

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