Geography and History: Bridging the Divide

Geography and History: Bridging the Divide

by Alan R. H. Baker
     
 

Geography and History is the first book for more than a century to examine comprehensively the interdependence of the two disciplines. Alan Baker, an historical geographer, focuses upon the work of North American, British and French historians and geographers but takes a global and interdisciplinary perspective upon the theory and practice of historical geography and… See more details below

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Geography and History is the first book for more than a century to examine comprehensively the interdependence of the two disciplines. Alan Baker, an historical geographer, focuses upon the work of North American, British and French historians and geographers but takes a global and interdisciplinary perspective upon the theory and practice of historical geography and geographical history. He analyses the views of historians on the relationship of their discipline to geography, and of geographers on the relationship of theirs to history. He considers in turn locational geographies and spatial histories, environmental geographies and histories, landscape geographies and histories, and regional geographies and histories. Seeking to bridge the 'Great Divide' between history and geography, Dr. Baker identifies some basic principles relating historical geography not only to history but also to geography, a reworking which signifies a 'new beginning' for this scholarly hybrid.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521246835
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/06/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series, #36
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Baker is an internationally renowned historical geographer who in 1998 was honoured by France as a Chevalier dans l'Order des Palmes Academiques for his contribution to the field.

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
1On the relations of geography and history1
2Locational geographies and histories37
3Environmental geographies and histories72
4Landscape geographies and histories109
5Regional geographies and histories156
6Reflections206
References228
Index271

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