History of Ancient Geography

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2013 - History - 444 pages
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Originally published in 1948, this book provides a detailed study of the contribution of ancient societies to the development of geography, both in terms of theory and practical discovery. At the time of publication, this was an area that had been largely neglected by scholars, partly as a result of its ambiguous position between various academic disciplines. The text concentrates mainly on the perspectives of Greece and Rome, but other historical periods and regions are given attention, including ancient Egypt and China. Numerous illustrative figures and detailed notes are also contained. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of historical geography and ancient history.
 

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Contents

THE GREEK HORIZON To HERODOTUs
44
The Colonial Movement 2 The Western Line 3 The North
82
FROM ALEXANDER To ERATOSTHENES
123
THEORY IN THE SAME PERIOD 154
152
THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
169
THEORY IN THE SAME PERIOD
202
THE GREAT DAYS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
222
AFRICA
256
AsIA
282
THEORY IN THE SAME PERIOD page
320
THE DECLINE
351
Note on Books and Abbreviations
392
14
418
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