Geography and History: Bridging the Divide

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 6, 2003 - History - 279 pages
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Alan Baker considers locational geographies and spatial histories, environmental geographies and environmental histories, landscape geographies and landscape histories, and regional geographies and regional histories. Seeking to bridge the "Great Divide" between history and geography, Baker identifies basic principles relating historical geography not only to history but also to geography, a reworking which signifies a "new beginning" for this scholarly hybrid.
 

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Contents

On the relations of geography and history
1
Legacies
9
Historians and geography
16
Geographers and history
24
On Historical Geography
33
Locational geographies and histories
37
Geographical distributions
38
Spatial diffusions
45
The making of landscapes
129
The meaning of landscapes
139
Memory and identity in landscapes
148
Regional geographies and histories
156
Historical regional geographies
162
Regional and area histories
188
historical atlases
197
Reflections
206

Historical geography time geography and geographies of temporality
56
Spatial histories locational histories and geographical history
62
Environmental geographies and histories
72
Historical geography historical ecology and environmental history
75
Historical environmental geographies
84
Landscape geographies and histories
109
Interdisciplinary connections and landscape representations
113
Historical geography and history
209
Historical geography and geography
214
Place histories
219
Prospect
223
References
228
Index
271
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Alan Baker is an internationally renowned historical geographer who in 1998 was honoured by France as a Chevalier dans l'Order des Palmes Academiques for his contribution to the field.

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