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Key Concepts in Historical Geography

John Morrissey National University of Ireland, Galway
David Nally University of Cambridge
Ulf Strohmayer National University of Ireland, Galway
Yvonne Whelan University of Bristol
© 2014   328 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781412930444 £21.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9781412930437 £68.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446297230
Other Titles in: Historical Geography  |  Human Geography

"This ambitious volume reviews the best recent work in historical geography and sets this literature in a novel interpretative framework... It demonstrates how a dual sense of history and geography is necessary to understand such key areas of contemporary debate as the inter-relationship between class, race and gender; the character of nations and nationalism; the nature and challenges of urban life; the legacies of colonialism; and the meaning and values attributed to places, landscapes and environments."
- Mike Heffernan, University of Nottingham

"A lively and imaginative compendium that confirms the importance of an historically-informed human geography."
- Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Key Concepts in Historical Geography forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 24 short essays, it provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Historical Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:

  • An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
  • 24 key concepts entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject
  • Pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading

Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and covers the expected staples from the discipline - from people, space and place to colonialism and geopolitics - in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, it is is an essential addition to any human geography student's library.

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