Off the map: the curious histories of place-names

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Kodansha International, Nov 1, 2000 - History - 200 pages
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This amusing, fact-filled book recharts geography--from Ptolemy to the break-up of Yugoslavia--through the eyes of intrepid seafarers, arrogant imperialists, feuding neighbors, gullible map-makers, and bumbling tourists. 50 maps.

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Review: Off the Map: The Curious Histories of Place-Names

User Review  - Watson - Goodreads

This would be a neat introductory text to map history, but it's kind of a rambling collection of cartographic and historical curiosities without much structure. There are some interesting anecdotes about place names and speculative maps, but nothing that really sets this book apart. Read full review

Review: Off the Map: The Curious Histories of Place-Names

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

There was a lot of information in this book, so much so that I'm not sure I even held onto it. Some paragraphs contain information on unrelated things. While it's fun to know where names came from, I ... Read full review

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Contents

WHEN LANGUAGES COLLIDE
117
MULTIPLE NAMES MEAN CONFUSION
137
PRIMAL NAMES
155
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