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Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Steven Seegel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226744254
eISBN:
9780226744278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744278.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The simplest purpose of a map is a rational one: to educate, to solve a problem, to point someone in the right direction. Maps shape and communicate information, for the sake of improved orientation, ... More


The Political Economy and Political Aesthetics of Military Maps

Catherine Lutz

in Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479863013
eISBN:
9781479805778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863013.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the representational power of maps and the violence inherent in removing volume with two-dimensional ‘objectivity’. The focus is on maps, norms and militarist institutions in ... More


Charter and Treaty, 1948–1949

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes how postwar Europe entangled Vandenberg in conflicting emotions about the direction the United States should take. His diplomatic experiences confirmed the indispensable role ... More


Conquering Caledonia

Nigel Leask

in Stepping Westward: Writing the Highland Tour c. 1720-1830

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850021
eISBN:
9780191884498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850021.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on the influence of two ‘literary’ sources on eighteenth-century Highland travel: Tacitus’s Agricola and Macpherson’s Poems ofOssian. The historical analogy between Agricola’s ... More


In Retrospect, 1950–1951

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the final months of Vandenberg’s life and looks back on his achievements. Vandenberg knew the risk when he refused to be hospitalized for cancer until Congress approved the ... More


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