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Itzel Toledo García

This article aims to explore British traveler James Bryce’s political analysis of the Porfirian regime. In October 1901, Bryce visited Mexico and wrote letters to his family portraying his stay. Afterward, based upon his travel account, he spoke about the country in two conferences, one time in Oxford (1902) and another in Aberdeen (1903). Later on, he wrote about Mexico in his book South America: Observations and Impressions (1912), which was the result of his travels through Latin America in 1901 and 1910. We shall explore Bryce’s position toward the Porfirian regime, from disinterest in Porfirio Díaz’s despotism and the political elite in 1901 to admiration of its achievement of peace and progress in 1911 once the Mexican Revolution had commenced.

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Miriam L. Wallace

Best known as political radicals and novelists, Mary Wollstonecraft and Thomas Holcroft each wrote a travel narrative: Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark ([1796] 1987) and Travels from Hamburg through Westphalia, Holland and the Netherlands to Paris (1804), respectively. Despite their specific differences, both Wollstonecraft and Holcroft reconfigure travel as a politically inflected act of cultural encounter, resisting both the Grand Tour tradition of elite education and Romantic travel as an asocial and personal experience of the sublime. Although Wollstonecraft's account has been examined as a kind of feminine sublime or roman à clef, her political project has frequently been elided, seen as separate from the personal affect of her account. Holcroft's narrative is simply neglected. Reading these two travel accounts as products of late eighteenth-century British radical reform and developing Romantic sensibility enhances our understanding of eighteenth-century travel narrative and British Romanticism itself.

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Maureen Mulligan

Nationalist Fascist forces of General Franco rose up against the democratically elected Loyalist Republican government and divided the country over issues of politics, religion, gender, and class. The writers are Gamel Woolsey, an American who lived in Spain

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“Space without People”

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Siegfried Mattl

Sea adventures presented in the film. Euphoric reviews accompanied the film’s premiere, praising its power to unveil the true face of the contemporary world and its realistic depiction of the new driving forces of global politics. The book underwent

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Knowledge, Ignorance, and Pilgrimage

Evgenia Mesaritou, Simon Coleman, and John Eade

The field of pilgrimage studies has greatly expanded in recent years, with scholarship being produced on “secular” pilgrimages ( Margry 2008 ), the political economy of pilgrimage ( Coleman and Eade 2018a ), the relationship of pilgrimage with

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Islam, Travel, and Learning

A Case Study on Indonesian Muslim Student Diasporas in Saudi Arabia

Sumanto Al Qurtuby

). Although there are non-religious developments concerning the influence of the Middle East in Indonesia (e.g., business, economy, or politics), the greatest impact has been in the areas of Islamic practice, cultures, and religious education. This is mainly

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Matthew Binney

an empirical foundation to travel observations as those reflections document how the narrator inhabits discrete circumstances of time and place. Consciousness, Circumstances, and Political Ideology Locke’s personal identity functions as the

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Nicholas F. Russell

; Astley 1968: 408 ). More commonly, though, the populace greeted the foreigners with politeness, cordiality, and wonder. What Felipe Fernández-Armesto called the “Stranger effect” seems to have been at play. There was also a political motivation: the

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Non “Religious” Knowing in Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites

Greek Cypriots’ “return” Pilgrimages to the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas (Cyprus)

Evgenia Mesaritou

ignorance would obscure the ways in which pilgrimage is often embedded in everyday socio-political concerns. The Monastery of Apostolos Andreas in Occupied Cyprus My focus is the monastery of Apostolos Andreas (AA) in Cyprus. Cyprus has been de facto

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James Hargett

The well-known writer and statesman Su Shi (or Su Dongpo, 1037–1101) spent a good portion of his career as a government official moving from one bureaucratic appointment to another. This was not unusual, for officials in traditional China were routinely shifted from post to post, usually every two or three years, to prevent them from gaining too much power or influence in one office or place. Several of Su Shi’s appointments, however, were in fact demotions. His outspoken criticism of the reform policies of Wang Anshi (1021–85) got Su (and many of his supporters) into some very serious political trouble. The result was their removal, by political opponents, from the national political scene in the capital to posts in the provinces. On a few occasions Su Shi and his followers were able to regain power in the capital and returned – temporarily, at least – to a position of influence. Su Shi’s career as a statesman, then, followed an alternating pattern of service and exile. In his more than forty years as a government officer, Su experienced three periods of political removal: the first from 1080 to 1084 in Huangzhou (in modern Hubei Province); the second from 1094 to 1096 in Huizhou (in modern Guangdong Province); and the last from 1097 to 1100 on Hainan Island in the far south.