Modern Historical Geographies is the first comprehensive undergraduate text to explore the historical geographies of modernity that have shaped and connected places and landscapes on a global scale. The approaches, themes and theories of historical geography have changed significantly over the last twenty years, and the book introduces students to the major developments in the subject. Ten contributions, from leading historical geographers, are organised thematically around the historical geographies of key processes and issues which have shaped the modern world in the post-medieval period, including patterns of globalisation, nationalism and the nation-state, imperialism, urbanisation and environmental change.
*Packed with original case material from Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australasia *Reviews the latest thought and practice at the cutting edge of the field *Integrates cultural, political and economic approaches *Explores the politics of how the past is represented and reconstructed in official and popular forms in the presentModern Historical Geographies is a key text for undergraduate courses in historical geography, cultural geography, human geography and cultural and heritage studies.
Table of Contents
1. Historical Geographies of Modernity 2. Historical Geographies of State Formation and Nationalism 3. Historical Geographies of Landscape Representation 4. Historical Geographies of Globalisation 5 .Historical Geographies of Imperialism 6. Historical Geographies of the Colonised World 7. Historical Geographies and Urbanisation 8. Historical Geographies of the Environment 9. Historical Geographies of the Present