An Historical Geography of Europe

Paperback | September 1, 1998

EditorR. A. Butlin, R. A. Dodgshon

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An Historical Geography of Europe represents the first multi-authored comprehensive study on the subject. It provides the reader with an analytical and explanatory account of European historical geography from classical times to the modern period, including the vast changes to landscape,settlements, population, and in political and cultural structures and character that have taken place since 1500. The book takes account of the vast volume of relevant research and literature that has been published over the past two or three decades, in order to achieve a unique coverage andsynthesis of this very broad range of evidence and opinion, and has tried to engage with many of the main themes and debates to give a clear indication of changing ideas and interpretations of the subject. This book brings together British and European authors from a number of disciplines who have considerable distinction in the various fields of historical geography and related fields, including a significant number who have already written on the wider problem of European historical geography. Itis amply illustrated with maps and diagrams to present many of the issues in a visual form.

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An Historical Geography of Europe represents the first multi-authored comprehensive study on the subject. It provides the reader with an analytical and explanatory account of European historical geography from classical times to the modern period, including the vast changes to landscape,settlements, population, and in political and cul...

Robin Butlin is at University College of Ripon and York St John. Robert Dodgshon is at University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198741782

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List of Contributors1. A. Sherratt: The Human Geography of Europe: A Prehistoric Perspective2. P. Arnaud: The Classical World3. R. A. Dodgshon: The Socio-Political Map of Europe, 400-15004. B. K. Roberts: Rural Settlement in Europe, 400-15005. A. Verhulst: Towns and Trade, 400-15006. R. A. Butlin: Geographical Knowledge and the Expansion of the European World After 14907. M. Heffernan: The Changing Political Map: Geography, Geopolitics, and the Idea of Europe since 15008. P. E. Ogden: Changes in Population and Society 1500 to the Present9. W. Mead: The Changing Cultural Geography of Europe since 150010. H. Clout: Rural Europe since 1500: Areas of Innovation and Change11. I. D. Whyte: Rural Europe since 1500: Areas of Retardation and Tradition12. P. Glennie: Industrial Change 1500-1740 and the Problem of Proto-Industrialization13. S. Pollard: Industrialization 1740 to the Present14. A. Sutcliffe: The Urbanisation of Europe since 150015. J. R. Walton: Changing Patterns of Trade and Interaction since 150016. I. Simmons: Towards an Environmental History of EuropeIndex