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The Reorganization of Geographic Knowledge around 1800

in The Geographic Imagination of Modernity: Geography, Literature, and Philosophy in German Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758390
eISBN:
9780804787482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758390.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the complex and multidimensional reorganization of geographic knowledge around 1800, which underlay the rise of modern geography. In the wake of Rousseau's pedagogical ... More


Exploiting Indigenous Geographic Understanding

Paul W. Mapp

in The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833957
eISBN:
9781469600987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833957.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that consideration of the inhibiting effects of western exploratory difficulties and disappointments, of the Far West's geographic position, and of the competitive allure of other ... More


Geopolitics and Regional Order

Or Rosenboim

in The Emergence of Globalism: Visions of World Order in Britain and the United States, 1939-1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168722
eISBN:
9781400885237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168722.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter considers how cartographic representations, geographic knowledge, and geopolitical concepts shaped 1940s visions of globalism as a response to the post-imperial age. In particular, it ... More


The Politics in My Pocket

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/9780226339535.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book ends by returning to the connection between new forms of knowledge – and new tools, especially GPS – and the changing politics of space. Taking stock of the complex relationship between ... More


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