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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.

Making Sense of Urban Settlement
Making sense of urban settlement
Yvonne Whelan

While today historical geography is a diverse field of human geography, as evidenced by the varied range of conceptual material considered in this book, it is much more than a discrete thematic strand. On the contrary, historical geography is economic, cultural, social and political, urban and rural, and it touches on a whole range of concerns. This is especially evident when it comes to questions relating to human settlement, population, cities and urbanization. Such topics have provided a rich seam of research for geographers working across a range of both urban and rural settings and over many different time periods. For some, the focus has rested on understanding historical settlement patterns of land use ...

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