Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods

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Richard J. A. Talbert, Richard Watson Unger
BRILL, 2008 - History - 299 pages
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In scope, this book matches "The History of Cartography," vol. 1 (1987) edited by Brian Harley and David Woodward. Now, twenty years after the appearance of that seminal work, classicists and medievalists from Europe and North America highlight, distill and reflect on the remarkably productive progress made since in many different areas of the study of maps. The interaction between experts on antiquity and on the Middle Ages evident in the thirteen contributions offers a guide to the future and illustrates close relationships in the evolving practice of cartography over the first millenium and a half of the Christian era. Contributors are Emily Albu, Raymond Clemens, Lucy Donkin, Evelyn Edson, Tom Elliott, Patrick Gauthier DalchA(c), Benjamin Kedar, Maja Kominko, Natalia Lozovsky, Yossef Rapoport, Emilie Savage-Smith, Camille Serchuk, Richard Talbert, and Jennifer Trimble.
 

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Contents

TwentyFirst Century
9
Process and Transformation on the Severan Marble Plan
67
Constructing a Digital Edition for the Peutinger
99
Rethinking the Peutinger
111
The Book of Curiosities and a Unique Map of the World
121
New Perspectives on ParadiseThe Levels of Reality
139
Rashis Map of the Land of Canaan ca 1100 and
155
Roman GeoEthnographical Rhetoric
169
Raymond Clemens is Associate Professor of History at Illinois State
214
Isidore Orosius and the Medieval Image
219
Evelyn Edson is Professor Emerita of History at Piedmont Virginia
226
Gregorio Dati
237
Mapping and History in Late Medieval
257
Bibliography
277
British Library 1997 and with Emilie SavageSmith Medieval
278
Index
297

Mapping the Ends of the Earth
189

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Richard J.A. Talbert, Ph.D. (1972) in Classics, University of Cambridge, is Kenan Professor of History and Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His many-sided engagement with the Roman Empire embraces administration, mapping, travel, and worldview. Richard W. Unger, Ph. D.(1971) in Economic History, Yale University, is Professor at the University of British Columbia. He has published extensively on the history of shipping and beer production and consumption in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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