|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|
"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:
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.