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Edited by Dr Rob Kitchen, Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at the National University of Ireland, the Key Concepts in Human Geography series is an innovative set of companion texts for undergraduate students of the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, they provide a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in their field. All books in the series are authored by internationally recognized academics and include an introductory chapter and extensive pedagogic features in the form of a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading. Morrissey et al have produced a detailed yet expansive guide to an area in which students have been poorly served in the past. Key Concepts in Historical Geography brings alive the human geographies of the past, and demonstrates their relevancy for understanding key aspects of the contemporary world. This new and innovative includes entries on: Colonial and Postcolonial geographies Globalization Space Power Intended Audience: Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an excellent text for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Historical Geography.

Capitalism and Industrialization
Capitalism and industrialization
Ulf Strohmayer

Historical thinking has arguably been obsessed with epochal borderlines for most of its long existence. Often demarcated with the help of singular events – battles, royal successions or the date marking a particular technological invention has first seen the light of day – such temporal markers help to structure history and thereby render it accessible. Historical geography is no exception; in fact, its practices are often dependent on the work of historians, whose legacy paves the way for fruitful geographical encounters and scholarship. But historical accuracy is not the same as accuracy in the natural sciences; granted, we may be able – courtesy of archival evidence – to pinpoint dates attaching to events with reasonable degrees of ...

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