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Measuring Urban Change in Travel Texts Using the Example of the City of Graz in the Long Nineteenth Century

Martina Bürgermeister     Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Österreich    

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Historic urban space with its formations, changes and dissolutions can be represented in various ways. This paper focuses on narrative spatial representations of the city of Graz in 19th-century guidebooks. In these texts the subjective in the individual accounts interweaves with historical reality. Two methods to reconstruct perceptions and experiences of historical spaces and spatial relationships in travel texts are presented, with the aim of making aspects of urban change measurable.

Pubblicato
30 Giugno 2022
Accettato
11 Aprile 2022
Presentato
01 Febbraio 2022
Lingua
EN

Keywords: Urban HistoryTravel LiteratureMapsSpatial analysis19th century

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