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Island - det andra och det samma: Uno von Troils Bref rörande en resa til Island MDCCLXXII som kunskapsförmedling
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to study Uno von Troil's book Bref rörande en resa til Island MDCCLXXII as part of the transfer of knowledge about Iceland to Sweden and Europe during the late 1700s. On the basis of discussions on travel books and the image of 'the other', 'I will argue that von Troil, using the skills he already had access to, as well as the skills he acquired after his trip, provides a multifaceted picture of Iceland. At the same time, I will examine how von Troil conveys information about Iceland both to a Swedish and a European audience and illustrate his network relationships and career aspirations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 111 p.
Keyword [en]
Iceland, Uno von Troil, Letters on Iceland, travel, networks, ''the same'', ''the other''
Keyword [ro]
Islanda, Uno von Troil, Scrisori din Islanda, calatorii, relatii
Keyword [fr]
Islande, Uno von Troil, Lettres sur l'Islande, voyages
Keyword [sv]
Island, Uno von Troil, Brev om Island, resor, nätverk, gåvoutbyten, kunskapsförmedling, ''det samma'', ''det andra''
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254158OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-254158DiVA: diva2:819072
Available from: 2015-06-12 Created: 2015-06-05 Last updated: 2015-06-12Bibliographically approved

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