A History of the World in Twelve Maps

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

Book - 2012
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Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably partial and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power, authority and creativity of particular times and places.
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2012
Description: xvii, 513 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781846140990
Branch Call Number: 526.09 Bro


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Aug 19, 2017

A very well written book - even though its about 450 pages long, it certainly doesn't feel that way. Each chapter looks at a map from a cultural anthropological point of view but also gets into the gritty aspects of how it was made. Thorough notes, not enough images.

Jan 25, 2016

When it was interesting, it was fascinating. When not so interesting, I went to sleep.

May 29, 2014

So esoteric I almost didn't finish it, but I'm glad I did. Lots of details on map-making from Hellenistic times to Google Maps, and lots of history too.

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