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History of the World in Twelve Maps

«An elegant, powerfully argued variation on the theme of knowledge as power and ignorance as powerlessness»

David Horspool, Guardian

Examines the significance of 12 maps - from the almost mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery. This title recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world. Les mer

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Examines the significance of 12 maps - from the almost mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery. This title recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world.

Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
544
ISBN
9780141034935
Utgivelsesår
2013
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, and a leading expert in the history of maps and Renaissance cartography. His most recent book, The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection (2006), was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize as well as the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize. In 2010, he was the presenter of the BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'.

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«An elegant, powerfully argued variation on the theme of knowledge as power and ignorance as powerlessness»

David Horspool, Guardian

«Rich and adventurous»

John Carey, Sunday Times

«An achievement of evocation....a fascinating and thought-provoking book»

Anthony Sattin, Literary Review

«Brotton is acutely sensitive to the social, political and religious contexts which unravel why maps were made, for whom and with what axes to grind»

Robert Mayhew, History Today

«A highly rewarding study»

Simon Garfield, Mail on Sunday

«Engrossing reading»

Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times

«The intellectual background to these images is conveyed with beguiling erudition ... There is nothing more subversive than a map»

Andrew Linklater, Spectator

«It is a wonderful history, which will delight anyone with an interest in history and geography»

David Wooton, TLS

«As this mesmerising and beautifully illustrated book demonstrates, maps have, since ancient times, carried vast symbolic weight ... rich and endlessly absorbing history»

Sinclair McKay, Daily Telegraph

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