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A Century of British Geography

Ron Johnston and Michael Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

These chapters in this book trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the last hundred years, and stress how the study of the world we live in is fundamental to an ... More


Introduction

Catherine Tatiana Dunlop

in Cartophilia: Maps and the Search for Identity in the French-German Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226173023
eISBN:
9780226173160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173160.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter introduces readers to the topography of Alsace-Lorraine from the perspective of the migratory storks that fly over the region each year. It then introduces the concept of “cartophilia” ... More


Scandalous Maps in Aeschylean Tragedy

Aara Suksi

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Homeric epic, describing a map of the world, like epic song itself, is a privilege granted by the divine Muses and figured in Hephaestus’ shield-making. In two examples from Aeschylean tragedy, a ... More


Land

Sujit Sivasundaram

in Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter is first a history of cartography and then a history of roads and bridges. It begins with an account of the wars of 1803 and 1815, and the importance of topographical information to ... More


Egypt Imagined and the Realities of the Voyage

in How Many Miles to Babylon?: Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, From 1300 to 1640

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236580
eISBN:
9781846313295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236580.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Although Europeans were hostile to Muslims, they still embarked on dangerous sea voyages, risking their lives in exchange for the opportunity not only to make pilgrimage to the Christian holy places ... More


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