Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520by Charles W. J. Withers
Pub. Date: 01/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Scotland is viewed from the context of the relationship between geographical knowledge and national identity in this study. The author explores new perspectives on Empire, national characteristics and local geographies of science, and advances a previously unexplored area of geographical inquiry--the historical geography of geographical knowledge. The book offers a broad-ranging approach to the subject, and will be of interest to students as well as imperial historians.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: geography, science and historical geographies of knowledge; 2. Geography, identity and the making of the nation, 1520–1682; 3. Geography, credibility and national knowledge, 1682–1707; 4. Geography, enlightenment and the public sphere, 1707–c.1830; 5. National identity, geographical knowledge and civic enterprise, c.1830–84; 6. Geography and national identity in an age of High Empire, 1884–1930; 7. Conclusion: a historical geography of geographical knowledge; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
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