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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.

Historical Geographical Traditions
Historical geographical traditions
Ulf Strohmayer

Of the many thematic (sub-)divisions customarily employed to render academic geography more manageable, ‘historical geography’ has had to contend more openly with the fact that its key goals entailed the amalgamation of traditions, methods and key practices from two rather traditional and well-established academic disciplines, namely geography and history. As such, attempts at writing historical geography inherited and combined cultural academic mindsets, as well as practices, that were routinely associated with particular intellectual endeavours. Concretely speaking, this initially amounted to an often static view of space being brought to bear on a dynamic notion of time; space, in other, more contemporary words, was temporalized geologically, while time was spatialized within a priori bounded and categorized borders. It ...

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