Le voyage au Danemark au XVIIIe siècle (1670-1815) : entre Grand Tour et grand Nord

Abstract : This dissertation is about the travels in Denmark during the 18th century. These travels are made by French and English travelers. What were their purposes when they traveled to Denmark? Why travel to Denmark? The country is between two worlds: the civilized Europe, where people travel for the Grand Tour - the German space, for instance, - and the North of Europe existing of some unknown places where almost nobody travel. This intermediary spot makes Denmark ignored by the historiography of traveling: not a lot of travelers went to Denmark or cared about the country. During the 18th century, it was a little country with not a lot of power compared to France or England. But Denmark had an empire all around the world: Norway, Island, Greenland, an island in Caribbean Sea as well as some places in Africa and in India belonged to Denmark. Also if not a lot of travelers went to Denmark, with 20 sources of travelers we look at what were the most interesting things to see in the country in the north. These sources also give us some indications about how the country was, how it worked, its population, its army, its advantages, etc. This dissertation gives a portrait of Denmark during the 18th century by the views of foreign travelers.
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Julien Pevet. Le voyage au Danemark au XVIIIe siècle (1670-1815) : entre Grand Tour et grand Nord. Histoire. 2018. ⟨dumas-02176486⟩

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