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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
February 2014   328 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781412930444 £21.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9781412930437 £65.00
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 shaped in part by the continental European and Irish intellectual contexts within which the four authors were trained. 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
  • Extensive 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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