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A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton

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A history of the world in twelve maps
Title
A history of the world in twelve maps
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Brotton
Title variation
History of the world in 12 maps
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A fascinating look at twelve maps-from Ancient Greece to Google Earth-and how they changed our world In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy, "father of modern geography," and ending with satellite cartography, A History of the World in 12 Maps brings maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe, and the Islamic and Buddhist worlds to life and reveals their influence on how we-literally-look at our present world. As Brotton shows, the long road to our present geographical reality was rife with controversy, manipulation, and special interests trumping science. Through the centuries maps have been wielded to promote any number of imperial, religious, and economic agendas, and have represented the idiosyncratic and uneasy fusion of science and subjectivity. Brotton also conjures the worlds that produced these notable works of cartography and tells the stories of those who created, used, and misused them for their own ends"--
  • "In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy, "father of modern geography," and ending with satellite cartography, A History of the World in 12 Maps brings maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe, and the Islamic and Buddhist worlds to life and reveals their influence on how we--literally--look at our present world. As Brotton shows, the long road to our present geographical reality was rife with controversy, manipulation, and special interests trumping science. Through the centuries maps have been wielded to promote any number of imperial, religious, and economic agendas, and have represented the idiosyncratic and uneasy fusion of science and subjectivity. Brotton also conjures the worlds that produced these notable works of cartography and tells the stories of those who created, used, and misused them for their own ends"--
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Brotton, Jerry
Dewey number
911
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Historical geography
  • HISTORY / World
  • HISTORY / Civilization
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A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Science: Ptolemy's 'Geography,' c. AD 150 -- Exchange: Al-Idrīsī, AD 1154 -- Faith: Hereford 'Mappamundi,' c. 1300 -- Empire: Kangnido World Map, 1402 -- Discovery: Martin Waldseemüller, World Map, 1507 -- Globalism: Diogo Ribeiro, World Map, 1529 -- Toleration: Gerard Mercator, World Map, 1569 -- Money: Joan Blaeu, 'Atlas maior,' 1662 -- Nation: The Cassini Family, Map of France, 1793 -- Geopolitics: Halford Mackinder, 'The Geographical Pivot of History', 1904 -- Equality: The Peters Projection, 1973 -- Information: Google Earth, 2012 -- Conclusion: The eye of history?
Control code
ocn834432651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 521 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143126027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013028184
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)834432651
Label
A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Science: Ptolemy's 'Geography,' c. AD 150 -- Exchange: Al-Idrīsī, AD 1154 -- Faith: Hereford 'Mappamundi,' c. 1300 -- Empire: Kangnido World Map, 1402 -- Discovery: Martin Waldseemüller, World Map, 1507 -- Globalism: Diogo Ribeiro, World Map, 1529 -- Toleration: Gerard Mercator, World Map, 1569 -- Money: Joan Blaeu, 'Atlas maior,' 1662 -- Nation: The Cassini Family, Map of France, 1793 -- Geopolitics: Halford Mackinder, 'The Geographical Pivot of History', 1904 -- Equality: The Peters Projection, 1973 -- Information: Google Earth, 2012 -- Conclusion: The eye of history?
Control code
ocn834432651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 521 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143126027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013028184
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)834432651

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