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dc.contributor.authorGeoffroy, Christine
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-14T14:05:05Z
dc.date.available2009-09-14T14:05:05Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/1606
dc.language.isofren
dc.subjectArtistesen
dc.subjectAlpinistesen
dc.subjectinteractions culturellesen
dc.subject.ddc304en
dc.titleLa saveur des Alpes : les Britanniques d'hier et d'aujourd'hui en Haute Savoieen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenThe Golden Age of mountaineering in the Alps is most often remembered in terms of conquest and physical exploit, and associated with the somewhat arrogant appropriation of the alpine mountain range as a would-be favourite British “playground”. This paper proposes a reading of the writings of two British alpinists of the time, Leslie Stephen and Alfred Wills, showing that the motive for their presence in the mountain was not only a sportive one but derived from a special link that they had formed with the alpine scenery. Their regular immersion in this landscape, their need for co-presence with the mountain, are evidence of a deeper link with the place and its inhabitants, whether with the guides who accompanied them or with the artists – some of them rope companions themselves, such as the painter and alpinist Gabriel Loppé – who used to settle in the region in the summer. The private collection of letters sent or received by Alfred Wills between 1850 and 1880 brings additional evidence to this perspective. Finally as British migration to the valley of Chamonix has reached record figures in the last few years, we cannot but question the persistence of this relation to the mountain among some of these new seasonal or permanent residents, met in the course of a survey conducted in the area between 2004 and 2006.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameAnglophonia, French Journal of English Studies
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue23en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2008
dc.description.sponsorshipprivateouien
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherPresses Universitaires du Mirailen
dc.subject.ddclabelFacteurs d'influence sur les comportements sociauxen


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