Geographies of the Romantic North

Science, Antiquarianism, and Travel, 1790 –1830

  • Authors
  • Angela Byrne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. “Most Valuable and Interesting to the Science of Our Country”: Northern Exploratory Travels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. “A Living Pompeii”: Antiquarianism, Identity, and the North

  4. Geographies of the North

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 189-265

About this book


This book examines British scientific and antiquarian travels in the "North," circa 1790–1830. British perceptions, representations and imaginings of the North are considered part of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century processes of British self-fashioning as a Northern nation, and key in unifying the expanding North Atlantic empire.


Britain empire Europe nation perception Romanticism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45693-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31132-0
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