2022, Publikationen

Riccardo Bavaj, Konrad Lawson, Bernhard Struck (eds.) (2022): Doing Spatial History. Routledge: New York..

This volume provides a practical introduction to spatial history through the lens of the different primary sources that historians use. It is informed by a range of analytical perspectives and conveys a sense of the various facets of spatial history in a tangible, case-study based manner.

The chapter authors hail from a variety of fields, including early modern and modern history, architectural history, historical anthropology, economic and social history, as well as historical and human geography, highlighting the way in which spatial history provides a common forum that facilitates discussion across disciplines. The geographical scope of the volume takes readers on a journey through central, western, and east central Europe, to Russia, the Mediterranean, the Ottoman Empire, and East Asia, as well as North and South America, and New Zealand. Divided into three parts, the book covers particular types of sources, different kinds of space, and specific concepts, tools and approaches, offering the reader a thorough understanding of how sources can be used within spatial history specifically but also the different ways of looking at history more broadly.

Very much focusing on doing spatial history, this is an accessible guide for both undergraduate and postgraduate students within modern history and its related fields.


Table of Contents

Introduction – Spatial history: an expansive field

Riccardo Bavaj

Part 1: Working with sources

1. Maps

Bernhard Struck and Riccardo Bavaj

2. Travel guides

James Koranyi

3. Novels, autobiographies and memoirs

Sarah Deutsch

4. Newspaper archives

Sherry Olson and Peter Holland

5. Architectural drawings

Despina Stratigakos

Part 2: Exploring spaces

6. Ships

Matt Ylitalo and Sarah Easterby-Smith

7. Bars

Kate Ferris

8. Rivers

Mark Harris

9. Infrastructures

Frithjof Benjamin Schenk

10. Border zones

Lisa Hellman

Part 3: Reflecting on concepts, tools, and approaches

11. Lefebvrean landscapes

Dawn Hollis

12. Maritoriality

Michael Talbot

13. Regional imaginaries

Konrad Lawson

14. Economic geographies

Antonis Hadjikyriacou

15. Digital mapping

Tim Cole and Alberto Giordano

Selected Bibliography