Geography and History
Bridging the Divide
By (author) Alan R. H. Baker
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Geography and History by Alan R. H. Baker
Book DescriptionGeography and History is the first book for more than a century to examine comprehensively the interdependence of the two disciplines. Alan Baker, an internationally honoured historical geographer, focuses upon the work of North American, British and French historians and geographers but takes a global and interdisciplinary perspective upon the theory and practice of historical geography and geographical history. He analyses the views of historians on the relationship of their discipline to geography, and geographers on the relationship of theirs to history. He considers in turn locational geographies and spatial histories, environmental geographies and histories, landscape geographies and histories, and regional geographies and histories. Seeking to bridge the 'Great Divide' between history and geography, Dr Baker identifies some basic principles relating historical geography not only to history but also to geography, a reworking which signifies a 'new beginning' for this scholarly hybrid.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521288859
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan R. H. Baker
Period and Place, Paperback (February 2011)
This 1982 volume of essays attempts to promote discussion about the purpose and practice of historical geography.
Explorations in Historical Geography, Paperback (February 2011)
This interdisciplinary 1984 volume extends the debate about the purpose and practice of historical geography.
Geographies of England, Paperback (December 2010)
This book examines the history of the concept of a North-South divide in England during the last millennium.
Peasants, Politicians and Producers, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Alan R. H. Baker
This book examines the social history and historical geography of the most important agricultural pressure groups in France since about 1918.
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Author Biography - Alan R. H. Baker
Alan Baker is an internationally renowned historical geographer who in 1998 was honoured by France as a Chevalier dans l'Order des Palmes Academiques for his contribution to the field.
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