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

Catherine Tatiana Dunlop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226173023
eISBN:
9780226173160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173160.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The period between the French Revolution and the Second World War saw an unprecedented proliferation of mapmaking and map reading across modern European society. This book explores the “age of ... More


Envisioning the Enlightened Metropolis: Images of Moscow under Catherine II

Alexander M. Martin

in Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605781
eISBN:
9780191750649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605781.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Chapter Three examines the creation of a new cultural image of Moscow in the eighteenth century, particularly under Catherine II. The chapter begins with a discussion of the peculiarities of Russian ... More


States Map Their Borders

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/9780226173160.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter begins the book’s exploration of Alsace-Lorraine’s cartographic archive with a discussion of scientific survey maps. Scientific mapmaking constituted an important first step in the ... More


Capturing the World on Paper: The Visual Tradition and Mapmaking

Genevieve Carlton

in Worldly Consumers: The Demand for Maps in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255316
eISBN:
9780226255453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255453.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter analyzes the ways mapmakers drew on the techniques of Renaissance artists to insert their works into an already vibrant visual tradition. While previous historians have argued that the ... More


Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Richard J. A. Talbert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book encompasses a vast arc of space and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE—to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient ... More


Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Adelene Buckland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is an in-depth study of the shocking, groundbreaking, and sometimes beautiful writings of the gentlemen of the “heroic age” of geology and of the contribution these men made to the literary ... More


Introduction

Otto Maduro and Eduardo Mendieta

in Maps for a Fiesta: A Latina/o Perspective on Knowledge and the Global Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823263042
eISBN:
9780823266814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263042.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book offers personal reflections on how human life revolves around fiestas and moves in pursuit of celebration yet encounters suffering, urgency, and fear at times. It compares the human effort ... More


Introduction

Richard J. A. Talbert

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book focuses on the maps and mapping practices of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. It looks at several maps that stood as monuments of the history of cartography. It examines ... More


The Expression of Terrestrial and Celestial Order in Ancient Mesopotamia

Francesca Rochberg

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the various cultural contexts for mapmaking in ancient Mesopotamia, focusing on maps on cuneiform tablets and how they served as expressions of terrestrial and celestial order ... More


From Topography to Cosmos: Ancient Egypt's Multiple Maps

David O'Connor

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines maps in ancient Egypt which depicted not only topography but also the cosmos. It looks at the mapmaking activities of artisans and scribes in addition to their production of ... More


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