Religion in Archaic and Republican Rome and Italy
Evidence and Experience
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Religion in Archaic and Republican Rome and Italy by Edward Bispham
Book DescriptionDavid Harvey's persistent challenge to the claims of ethical neutrality on behalf of science and geography runs like a thread throughout the book. He seeks to explain the geopolitics of capitalism and to ground spatial theory in social justice. In the process he engages with overlooked or misrepresented figures in the history of geography, placing them in the context of intellectual history. The presence here of Kant, Von Thunen, Humboldt, Lattimore, Leopold alongside Marx, Hegel, Heidegger, Darwin, Malthus, Foucault and many others shows the deep roots and significance of geographical thought. At the same time David Harvey's telling observations of current social, environmental, and political trends show just how vital that thought is to the understanding of the world as it is and as it might be.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748614318
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Edward Bispham
Edward Bispham is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Brasenose College, Oxford. Christopher Smith is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews.
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