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María Belmonte

Pilgrims of Beauty

Travellers in italy and Greece

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Acantilado

April 2015

320 pages

Biographies and memoirs, Essay, Travel Literature

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Portuguese Brasil (Martins Editora Livraria)

Original Title: Peregrinos de la belleza

In the eighteenth century, Italy and Greece became places of veneration and obligatory pilgrimage for young aristocrats whose education was not considered to be complete without visiting these countries to ponder their beauty in situ. Books like Goethe’s Italian Journey made a decisive contribution towards it, in particular as it was one of the first works to express the transformations that inhabitants of northern lands were going to undergo after coming into contact with Mediterranean essences.

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"Masterly».
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Acantilado

April 2015

1 pages

Biographies and memoirs, Essay, Travel Literature

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Portuguese Brasil (Martins Editora Livraria)