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Historical geography

  • American Boundariesby Bill Hubbard

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 44.00

    For anyone who has looked at a map of the United States and wondered how Texas and Oklahoma got their Panhandles, or flown over the American heartland and marveled at the vast grid spreading out in all directions below, American Boundaries will yield a welcome treasure trove of insight. The first book to chart the country?s growth using the... more...

  • American Empireby Neil Smith

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    An American Empire, constructed over the last century, long ago overtook European colonialism, and it has been widely assumed that the new globalism it espoused took us "beyond geography." Neil Smith debunks that assumption, offering an incisive argument that American globalism had a distinct geography and was pieced together as part of a powerful... more...

  • The Arab Lands under Ottoman Ruleby Jane Hathaway; Karl Barbir

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    In this seminal study, Jane Hathaway presents a wide-ranging reassessment of the effects of Ottoman rule on the Arab Lands of Egypt, Greater Syria, Iraq and Yemen - the first of its kind in over forty years. Challenging outmoded perceptions of this period as a demoralizing prelude to the rise of Arab nationalism and Arab nation-states in the nineteenth... more...

  • Britain and Empire, 1880-1945by Dane Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Britain and Empire, 1880-1945 traces the relationship between Britain and its empire during a period when the two spheres intersected with one another to an unprecedented degree. The story starts with the imperial expansion of the late nineteenth century and ends with the Second World War, at the end of which Britain was on the brink of decolonisation.... more...

  • Central Asia in World Historyby Peter B. Golden

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    This compact book traces the history of the nomadic steppe tribes and sedentary inhabitants of the oasis city-states of Central Asia from pre-history to the present. Golden covers themes of trade, religion, empire, technology, and language as he introduces readers to the people who have inhabited this region. more...

  • The Changing Geography of Asiaby Kathleen M. Baker; Graham P. Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Ranging from the poverty and exploding population of Bangladesh to the dazzling technology and ageing population of Japan, from the two most populous states of India and China to the tiny states of Singapore and the Maldives and to the emptiness of Siberia, Asia contains the greatest diversity of physical environments, cultures and levels of development... more...

  • Fortress Kentby Roy Ingleton

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    Since the dawn of civilization, Britain has been menaced by foreign powers and invasive hordes, anxious either to pillage and plunder or to invade and rule over this green and pleasant land. Situated on the extreme southeastern corner of England, the county of Kent is the nearest point to continental Europe, and has so been the targeted landing point... more...

  • From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterraneanby Sebouh Aslanian

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Drawing on a rich trove of documents, including correspondence not seen for 300 years, this study explores the emergence and growth of a remarkable global trade network operated by Armenian silk merchants from a small outpost in the Persian Empire. Based in New Julfa, Isfahan, in what is now Iran, these merchants operated a network of commercial settlements... more...

  • Geography and Historyby Alan R. H. Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    Unique examination of the relations between geography and history. more...

  • The Geography of Straboby Duane W. Roller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 160.00 US$ 131.20

    First serviceable English translation in nearly a century of the most important geographical text surviving from classical antiquity. more...