Relations of History and Geography: Studies in England, France and the United States

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The two leading thinkers in historical geography in the English-speaking world in the mid-twentieth century were Carl Sauer and H.C. Darby. Critical evaluations of the work of Carl Sauer have been published but so far none have examined the contribution of H.C. Darby, although the influence of his ideas on his students and many other contemporary scholars in geography, history and archaeology can be seen in the development of landscape studies ...

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The two leading thinkers in historical geography in the English-speaking world in the mid-twentieth century were Carl Sauer and H.C. Darby. Critical evaluations of the work of Carl Sauer have been published but so far none have examined the contribution of H.C. Darby, although the influence of his ideas on his students and many other contemporary scholars in geography, history and archaeology can be seen in the development of landscape studies and advances in the understanding of processes of geographical change.
 
This set of twelve previously unpublished essays on historical geography written by Darby in the 1960s explains the basis of his ideas. The material was intended by Darby as a book, but he failed to complete this in his lifetime.
The essays are divided into three quartets of studies relating to England, France and the United States. They are accompanied by contributions from Hugh Clout, T.J. Coppock, Hugh Prince and Michael Williams which both contextualise the material and bring it up-to-date.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780859896993
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Landscape Studies
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Preface
Prologue: The Origin of the Manuscript
1 Clifford Darby and the Methodology of Historical Geography 1
Pt. I England
2 The Geography behind History 29
3 Past Geographies 37
4 The History behind Geography 46
5 The Historical Element in Geography 55
6 H. C. Darby and the Historical Geography of England 63
Pt. II France
7 The Geography behind History 91
8 Past Geographies 101
9 The History behind Geography 110
10 The Historical Element in Geography 119
11 H. C. Darby and the Historical Geography of France 131
Pt. III The United States
12 The Geography behind History 149
13 Past Geographies 154
14 The History behind Geography 168
15 The Historical Element in Geography 178
16 H. C. Darby and the Historical Geography of the United States 186
Epilogue: Critique and Evaluation 203
App The Published Writing of H. C. Darby 212
Notes 219
Index 278
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