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The Last Earthly Frontier: Das Schloß (1922)

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Das Schloβ is Franz Kafka's most ambitious attempt to achieve the new artistic purpose that he had formulated in September 1917. His manifesto goes beyond Arthur Schopenhauer, ... More


Exploration and Encounter: The Early Phase

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The late eighteenth century was an exciting time for the colonizers, who wanted to gather the maximum possible information about India as well as its people and resources. A number of travelogues and ... More


Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Patrick Chura

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry David Thoreau, one of America's most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers. This book ... More


End of Glory

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

George Rogers Clark’s job as Virginia’s commander came to a close in July 1783, but he and William Croghan were appointed principal and deputy Virginia State Line surveyors at the conclusion of the ... More


The surveyor and the state

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Land surveying has long been a tool of empire, linked not coincidentally with the development and hegemony of white European society over Native peoples in the New World. Once land was formally ... More


Material to Mythology

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Henry David Thoreau's surveying career. To analyze nineteenth-century land surveying is to study Henry Thoreau's primary nonliterary pursuit, an activity that took up a large ... More


The Concord Surveyor and the Kansas Surveyor

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In agreeing to survey for the Native Americans, surveyor John Brown no doubt realized that ridding Kansas of illegal settlers was good for both Ottawas and abolitionists. Earlier that spring, Major ... 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


Market People

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon

in Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584164
eISBN:
9780226584478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584478.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 2 turns to the people who made the property market function, from surveyors and solicitors to auctioneers and estate agents. These professions, all of which grew and developed over the course ... More


Introduction

Domenic Vitiello

in Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450112
eISBN:
9780801469749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450112.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines how Philadelphia came to be a prominent place in the economic geography of the nineteenth century and then failed to sustain this position. Focusing on the Sellers family, it ... More


To a Rocky Moon

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0025
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at space exploration initiatives, mainly by Russia and the United States, that opened up new discoveries about the Moon. On October 4, 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik, the ... 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


The History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina Run in the Year of Our Lord 1728.

Kevin Joel Berland

in The Dividing Line Histories of William Byrd II of Westover

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469606934
eISBN:
9781469608273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469606934.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This is a reproduction of William Byrd II' account of the surveying of the border between the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia in 1728. This account of the journey to survey the contentious ... More


Communication and Interpretation

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/9780807833957.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how eighteenth-century French surveyors triangulated their way across France and China. A French geographer trod the forests of Siberia and sailed the waters of the North Pacific. ... More


“On the Spot”: Traveling Artists and the Iconographic Inventory of the World, 1769–1859

Claudio Greppi

in Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter deals with the work of a succession of traveling artists, from William Hodges, who accompanied James Cook on his second voyage and subsequently worked in India, to Thomas Ender, who ... More


The Bounded Thames

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Set against the backdrop of Britain's expanding coastal trade, this chapter describes the environmental changes that led to a renewed interest in tidal theory. While geological changes can raise the ... More


Constructing Israel’s Borders

Christine Leuenberger and Izhak Schnell

in The Politics of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190076238
eISBN:
9780190076269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076238.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Border Studies scholars have increasingly focused attention on borders as sites of investigation. Borders are particularly significant in the case of Israel/Palestine, as many of these boundaries are ... More


The property lobby

Bob Colenutt

in The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The focus of this chapter is the major organised lobby groups in the property market and their influence on Government policy. The objectives and activities of the Country Land and Business ... More


Triangles of Life

Paul Carter

in The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669974
eISBN:
9781452946900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the historical significance of Major Mitchell, Surveyor-General of New South Wales between 1827 and 1855, who led four expeditions during that period. While Mitchell is ... More


The Dream of an Unmappable Nation: Faerie Queene

Chris Barrett

in Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Faerie Queene frequently meditates on how representing space—imagistically or narratively—involves distortion. This chapter proposes that allegory as an expressive mode allows the poem to ... More


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