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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... more...

  • American Empireby Neil Smith

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 41.95

    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 Basque Countryby Paddy Woodworth

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city. In The Basque Country, Paddy... more...

  • Central Asia in World Historyby Peter B. Golden

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    A vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed its borders, including pre-modern Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Central Asia... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Clearly illustrated with basic maps, this book presents a systematic review of twenty-five years of development, covering the physical, economic, social and political environments of contemporary Asia. 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

    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$ 30.00

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

  • The German Urban Experienceby Anthony McElligott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This book provides a study of the social and cultural history of Germany through written, visual and oral sources during this important period. more...

  • Historical Atlasesby Walter Goffart

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    Today we can walk into any well-stocked bookstore or library and find an array of historical atlases. The first thorough review of the source material, Historical Atlases traces how these collections of "maps for history"—maps whose sole purpose was to illustrate some historical moment or scene—came into being. Beginning in the sixteenth... more...