Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520 by Charles W. J. WithersGeography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520 by Charles W. J. Withers

Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520

byCharles W. J. WithersEditorAlan R. H. Baker

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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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.
Charles W. J. Withers is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh. Recent publications include Geography and Enlightenment (1999), co-edited with David Livingstone.
Title:Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052102482X

ISBN - 13:9780521024822


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.1830-1884; 6. Geography and national identity in an age of High Empire, 1884-1930; 7. Conclusion: a historical geography of geographical knowledge; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...the issues raised here are significant for any cultural historian with an interest in culture's physical context." Sixteenth Century Journal