2019, Publikationen

David Abulafia (2019): The Boundless Sea. A Human History of the Oceans. Alan Lane: London.

For most of human history, the seas and oceans have been the main means of long-distance trade and communication between peoples – for the spread of ideas and religion as well as commerce. This book traces the history of human movement and interaction around and across the world’s greatest bodies of water, charting our relationship… Read More David Abulafia (2019): The Boundless Sea. A Human History of the Oceans. Alan Lane: London.

2019, Publikationen

Marie-Theres Fojuth (2019): Herrschaft über Land und Schnee. Norwegische Eisenbahngeographien 1845-1909 (= Geschichte der technischen Kultur, Band 7), Ferdinand Schöningh: Paderborn.

Als die Eisenbahntechnologie versprach, Berge zu versetzen, wurden weltweit Geographien ins Wanken gebracht. Nichts schien in Zukunft sein zu müssen, wie es war – auch nicht im Land der Fjorde und der langen Winter. Die Autorin schreibt anhand der norwegischen Eisenbahngeschichte einen Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte der europäischen Geographie. Sie untersucht, wie Debatten über den Eisenbahnbau… Read More Marie-Theres Fojuth (2019): Herrschaft über Land und Schnee. Norwegische Eisenbahngeographien 1845-1909 (= Geschichte der technischen Kultur, Band 7), Ferdinand Schöningh: Paderborn.

2019, Publikationen

Mark S. Monmonier (2019): Connections and content. reflections on networks and the history of cartography, Esri Press: Redlands.

In Connections and Content: Reflections on Networks and the History of Cartography, cartographic cogitator Mark Monmonier shares his insights about the relationships between networks and maps. Using historical maps, he explores: Triangulation networks that established the baselines to set a map’s scale Astronomical observations, ellipsoids, geodetic arcs, telegraph networks, and GPS constellations that put latitude and longitude… Read More Mark S. Monmonier (2019): Connections and content. reflections on networks and the history of cartography, Esri Press: Redlands.

2019, Publikationen

Judith E. Tucker (Hrsg.) (2019): The Making of the Modern Mediterranean. Views from the South. University of California Press: Berkeley

Studies of the pivotal historic place of the Mediterranean have long been dominated by specialists of its northern shores, that is, by European historians. The seven leading authors in this groundbreaking volume challenge views of Mediterranean space as shaped by European trajectories, and in doing so, they challenge our comfortable notions. Drawing perspectives from the… Read More Judith E. Tucker (Hrsg.) (2019): The Making of the Modern Mediterranean. Views from the South. University of California Press: Berkeley

2019, Publikationen

Andrea Acri, Kashshaf Ghani, Murari K Jha, Sraman Mukherjee (ed.) (2019): Imagining Asia(s): Networks, Actors, Sites. ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute: Singapore.

As a continent lying to the east of Europe, Asia has been malleable to different spatial and temporal imaginations and politics. Recent scholarship has highlighted how the seemingly self-contained regional configurations of West and Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and East Asia carved by the Area Studies paradigm reflect changing (geo)political and economic interests… Read More Andrea Acri, Kashshaf Ghani, Murari K Jha, Sraman Mukherjee (ed.) (2019): Imagining Asia(s): Networks, Actors, Sites. ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute: Singapore.

2019, Publikationen

Peter van Nuffelen (ed.) (2019): Historiography and Space in Late Antiquity. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

The Roman Empire traditionally presented itself as the centre of the world, a view sustained by ancient education and conveyed in imperial literature. Historiography in particular tended to be written from an empire-centred perspective. In Late Antiquity, however, that attitude was challenged by the fragmentation of the empire. This book explores how a post-imperial representation… Read More Peter van Nuffelen (ed.) (2019): Historiography and Space in Late Antiquity. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

2019, Publikationen

Cornelia Lüdecke (2019): Militärische und zivile Geographie. Von Carl Ritters Geographie in Berlin bis zu Karl Haushofers Geopolitik in München. BoD-Books on Demand: Norderstedt.

Carl Ritter (1779-1859) gilt zusammen mit Alexander von Humboldt als Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Geographie und hat sich besonders durch seine Lehre an der Allgemeinen Kriegsschule und der Universität in Berlin sowie seinen zahlreichen Publi­kationen zur Erdkunde hervorgetan. Im vorliegenden Buch wird neben Ritters Bei­trag zur militärischen Ausbildung in Geographie unter dem Schlagwort »zivile Geographie« auch… Read More Cornelia Lüdecke (2019): Militärische und zivile Geographie. Von Carl Ritters Geographie in Berlin bis zu Karl Haushofers Geopolitik in München. BoD-Books on Demand: Norderstedt.

2019, Publikationen

Ottmar Ette (2019): Alexander von Humboldt und die Globalisierung. Das Mobile des Wissens. Suhrkamp: Frankfurt a. M. u.a.

Lange Zeit wurde Alexander von Humboldt missverstanden als nur historisch interessante Figur. Doch mittlerweile ist sowohl die herausragende Qualität seiner literarischen und wissenschaftlichen Schriften als auch seine Bedeutung als Vor-Denker der Globalisierung unbestritten. Ottmar Ette beschreibt die Entstehung des Humboldt‘schen Denkens, fragt nach den für Alexander von Humboldt so wichtigen revolutionären historischen und wissenschaftlichen Kontexten,… Read More Ottmar Ette (2019): Alexander von Humboldt und die Globalisierung. Das Mobile des Wissens. Suhrkamp: Frankfurt a. M. u.a.

2019, Publikationen

Max Martin, Vinita Damodaran, Rohan D’Souza, Rohan (Hg.) (2019): Geography in Britain after World War II: Nature, Climate, and the Etchings of Time. Palgrave Macmillan: London.

Contemporary anxieties about climate change have fueled a growing interest in how landscapes are formed and transformed across spans of time, from decades to millennia. While the discipline of geography has had much to say about how such environmental transformations occur, few studies have focused on the lives of geographers themselves, their ideologies, and how… Read More Max Martin, Vinita Damodaran, Rohan D’Souza, Rohan (Hg.) (2019): Geography in Britain after World War II: Nature, Climate, and the Etchings of Time. Palgrave Macmillan: London.

2019, Publikationen

Matthew H. Edney and Mary Sponberg Pedley (eds.) (2019): The History of Cartography, Volume 4, Cartography in the European Enlightenment. Chicago University Press: Chicago.

Since its launch in 1987, the History of Cartography series has garnered critical acclaim and sparked a new generation of interdisciplinary scholarship. Cartography in the European Enlightenment, the highly anticipated fourth volume, offers a comprehensive overview of the cartographic practices of Europeans, Russians, and the Ottomans, both at home and in overseas territories, from 1650… Read More Matthew H. Edney and Mary Sponberg Pedley (eds.) (2019): The History of Cartography, Volume 4, Cartography in the European Enlightenment. Chicago University Press: Chicago.