Scholarly Identity and Memory on a Grand Tour: The Travels of Joannes Kool and his Travel Journal (1698–1699) to Italy

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Abstract

This article presents the recently uncovered travelogue by Joannes Kool (1672- ca. 1708) describing his travels through the Low Countries, France, Germany, and especially Italy. The first part explains how Kool could gain access to libraries, local scholarly networks, and manuscripts by drawing on a distinct scholarly identity. The second part analyses the afterlife of Kool and his journal, showing how the memory of his journey shaped changing forms of scholarly memory in different contexts up to the twentieth century. At the end of the article, an appendix has been added consisting of a selection of transcriptions from the travelogue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-136
Number of pages44
JournalLias: Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • travel writing
  • grand tour
  • republic of letters
  • scholarly identity
  • scholarly memory

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