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作者 Mayhew, Robert J. (Robert John), 1971-
書名 Enlightenment geography : the political languages of British geography, 1650-1850 / Robert J. Mayhew
出版項 London : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
國際標準書號 033379186X
0312234759 (cloth)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  DA600 M469 2000    在架上    30530000707810
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  911.41 M469    在架上    30550100324795
說明 viii, 324 p. ; 23 cm
系列 Studies in modern history
Studies in modern history (St. Martin's Press)
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-316) and index
1. Effacing and Recovering the History of Geography -- 2. The Sphere of Geography and the Realm of Politics in Britain, c.1650-1850 -- 3. 'Geography is twinned with divinity': the Laudian Geography of Peter Heylyn, 1621-57 -- 4. John Ogilby and the Iconographic Roads to a Restored Royalist Geography, c.1660-75 -- 5. The Political and Geographical Appropriations of Edmund Bohun, 1684-1710 -- 6. Edmund Gibson's Editions of Britannia: Loyalist Chorography and the Particularist Politics of Precedent, 1695-1722 -- 7. Varieties of Orthodox Geography, 1700-50: Three Vignettes: Echard, Wells and Salmon -- 8. The Denominational Politics of Travel-Writing: the Case of Tory Anglicans in the 1770s -- 9. The Scottish Enlightenment and British Geography (I): Guthrie and Pinkerton, c.1770-1802 -- 10. On the Cusp of Modern Geography: Fieldwork and Textuality in the Career of James Rennell, 1764-1830 -- 11. The Scottish Enlightenment and British Geography (II): James Bell and J. R. McCulloch, 1830-50 -- 12. Coda: Halford Mackinder and the Empire of 'New' Political Geography, c.1887-1919 -- 13. Enlightenments and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Politics of Early-Modern British Geography, c.1550-c.1850
"Enlightenment Geography is the first detailed study of the politics of British geography books and of related forms of geographical knowledge in the period from 1650 to 1850. It is a contribution to the intellectual history of geographical knowledge in particular and of Britain more generally. the definition and role of geography in a humanist structure of knowledge are examined, as is the print culture of geography before its formalization as a discipline in the late nineteenth century. In all these respects, geography is shown to have been tied to political discourse. Geographical works are shown to have developed Whig and Tory defences of the English state, and to have adopted specific denominational and theological positions, all these being consonant with the conservatism of the English Enlightenment. These Anglocentric political and ecclesiastical arguments were questioned from the mid-eighteenth century by those indebted to the Scottish Enlightenment and by others marginalized in religious or political terms. The massive political upheavals of the 1830s, coupled with the changing nature of the British empire and a newly emergent conception of the geographer, led to the breakdown of humanist forms of geography and its politicization in the mid-nineteenth century. Enlightenment Geography questions broad assumptions about British intellectual history through a revisionist history of geography."--BOOK JACKET
主題 Great Britain -- Historical geography
Great Britain -- Politics and government
Geography -- Great Britain -- History
Great Britain -- Intellectual life
Political geography -- History
Enlightenment -- Great Britain
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