Oxford Map Companion to World History: One Hundred Sources to Chart the Human Past

Paperback | August 21, 2013

byPatricia Seed

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Bringing together a rich and diverse collection of 100 historical maps from the Paleolithic to the present, The Oxford Map Companion of World History illustrates how peoples and cultures throughout the human past have imagined their worlds. The collection - which includes many never-beforepublished maps - spans a broad spectrum of human time and cultural diversity. It also features a wide range of map types from every continent, including stick charts, porcelain maps, maps created on sealskin, celestial maps, powder-horn and buckskin maps, silk "escape maps," radio maps, ordnancesurveys, subway maps, and maps of the Internet. Combining cutting-edge scholarship and accessibility, renowned scholar and award-wining author Patricia Seed presents new and innovative ways of looking at maps. Organized both chronologically and cartographically, nearly every historical map is accompanied by a locator map and/or schematic diagram- personally crafted by the author - that helps the reader to see the map in its geographical context and to grasp the meaning of its symbols, labels, and overall layout. A master chronology of world history in the front of the book and timelines at the beginning of each Part set the history ofmapping in a global framework. Finally, every map includes a corresponding QR code that will allow readers to instantly explore a Google Earth outline of the area covered in the historical map on their smartphones.

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Bringing together a rich and diverse collection of 100 historical maps from the Paleolithic to the present, The Oxford Map Companion of World History illustrates how peoples and cultures throughout the human past have imagined their worlds. The collection - which includes many never-beforepublished maps - spans a broad spectrum of huma...

Patricia Seed is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of several books including American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of "Indians" (2001) and Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (1995), In recent years, Seed has been intensively in...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.68 inPublished:August 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199765634

ISBN - 13:9780199765638

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