In these two indispensable volumes, editors Domosh, Heffernan and Withers bring together 50 diverse and vital voices to engage deeply with historical geography’s past, present and future. The result of this remarkable collaboration is a guidebook to this distinctive field unlike any other. It is both an insightful, international overview and an exciting basis for informed engagement with today’s world.
This is the book that historical geographers have long been waiting for. In fifty chapters organised into nine sections the authors provide an authoritative and engaging survey of the international field of historical geography. Taking a generous definition of the subject, the contributors take a fresh look at fundamental themes such as landscape, population, territory, industrialisation and environmental change, as well as addressing neglected topics of vital contemporary significance including geographies of money, slavery, war, dispossession and heritage practice.
Unparalleled in its vision and ambition, the SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography is an inspiring testament to the intellectual strength and vibrancy of geographical research on the past. Essays by more than 50 contributors extend across a diverse range of subjects, times, places and contexts, demonstrating the intellectual scope and depth of historical geography. The Handbook’s historical geographies are conceptually and politically engaged, methodologically rigorous and creative, and empirically rich and resonant.
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