A wide-ranging and knowledgeable guide to the history of radical geography in North America and beyond. Includes contributions from an international group of scholars Focuses on the centrality of place, spatial circulation and geographical scale in understanding the rise of radical geography and its spread A celebration of radical geography from its early beginnings in… Read More Trevor J. Barnes and Eric Sheppard (Hrsg.) (2019): Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond . John Wiley & Sons: Holboken.
Die Ursprünge der Historischen Geographie reichen bis in die Antike zurück. Heute zählt sie zu den wichtigsten Teildisziplinen der Geschichtswissenschaft. Sie erforscht und beschreibt das komplexe Wechselverhältnis zwischen Mensch und Landschaft. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei einerseits die naturräumlichen Bedingungen aller Erscheinungsformen menschlichen Lebens, andererseits die vielfältigen Einwirkungen des Menschen auf seine natürlich Umwelt. Das Buch… Read More Holger Sonnabend (2019): Antike Geographie. Kohlhammer: Stuttgart.
Providing a valuable overview of regionalism throughout the entire continent, Regionalism in Modern Europe combines both geographical and thematic approaches to examine the origins and development of regional movements and identities in Europe from 1890 to the present.A wide range of internationally renowned scholars from the USA, the UK and mainland Europe are brought together… Read More Xosé M. Núñez Seixas and Eric Storm (Hrsg.) (2019): Regionalism and Modern Europe. Identity Construction and Movements from 1890 to the Present Day. Bloomsbury: London
Spaces, too, have a history. And history always takes place in spaces. But what do historians mean when they use the word „spaces“? And how can spaces be historically investigated? Susanne Rau provides a survey of the history of Western concepts of space, opens up interdisciplinary approaches to the phenomenon of space in fields ranging… Read More Susanne Rau (2019): History, Space and Place. Routledge: London and New York.
This proceedings book presents the first-ever cross-disciplinary analysis of 16th–20th century South, East, and Southeast Asian cartography. The central theme of the conference was the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions, and the focus was on points of contact between Western and Asian cartographic history. Geographically, the topics were limited to South Asia,… Read More Martijn Storms, Mario Cams, Imre Josef Demhardt, Ferjan Ormeling (Hrsg.) (2019): Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters Between East and West. Springer: Cham.
This seminal study explores the national, imperial and indigenous interests at stake in a major survey expedition undertaken by the German Schlagintweit brothers, while in the employ of the East India Company, through South and Central Asia in the 1850s. It argues that German scientists, lacking in this period a formal empire of their own,… Read More Moritz von Brescius (2019): German Science in the Age of Empire: Enterprise, Opportunity and the Schlagintweit Brothers. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
This book discusses the influence of Friedrich Ratzel’s ideas in more contemporary geopolitical analytical systems and the geodeterminism commonly attributed to him. The author thoroughly analyzes the structural components of Ratzel’s thought. The research is inspired by the numerous contradictory approaches in the secondary literature, presenting Ratzel as both humanist and racist, geo-determinist and multidimensional… Read More Alexandros Stogiannos (2019): The Genesis of Geopolitics and Friedrich Ratzel. Dismissing the Myth of the Ratzelian Geodeterminism. Springer: Cham.
From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, and a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries.… Read More Laura Vaughan (2019): Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography. UCL Press: London.
Over the past four decades, the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and mapping practices across time and space. As the current director of the project that has produced these volumes, Matthew H. Edney has a unique vantage point for understanding what “cartography” has… Read More Matthew H. Edney (2019): Cartography. The Ideal and Its History. University of Chicago Press: Chicago.
What is the nature of place, and how does one undertake to write about it? To answer these questions, geographer and poet Tim Cresswell looks to Chicago’s iconic Maxwell Street Market area. Maxwell Street was for decades a place where people from all corners of the city mingled to buy and sell goods, play and… Read More Tim Cresswell (2019): Maxwell Street. Writing and Thinking Place. Chicago University Press: Chicago.