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The East as Historical Imagination and the Germanization Policies of the Third Reich

Gerhard Wolf

in Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226274423
eISBN:
9780226274560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274560.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Unlike some National Socialist propagandists might have suggested, German imaginations of Eastern Europe were multi-layered and extraordinary complex. It was not until after the First World War that ... More


The Authority of Representation: A Single Map for All Countries, 1891–1939

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The International Map of the World – the IMW – was a hugely ambitious project to create a uniform atlas of the world in unprecedented detail. It was first proposed in 1891 by the German geographer ... More


The Imperial-Royal Scientist

Deborah R. Coen

in Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the figure of the imperial-royal (“kaiserlich und königlich”) scientist. It considers how the first generation of these individuals, coming of age in the 1840s and ‘50s, ... More


American and German Geography ca. 1820–1919

Geoffrey Martin

in American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The kindergarten, the elementary school, and the university, as developed in America, were largely the product of German influence. Well-established German universities attracted young Americans who ... More


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