Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520 by Charles W. J. Withers | 9780521024822 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520

Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520

by Charles W. J. Withers
     
 

ISBN-10: 052102482X

ISBN-13: 9780521024822

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521024822
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series, #33
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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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