Off the Map: The Curious Histories of Place-names

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Kodansha International, Nov 1, 1999 - 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  - Bill Sleeman - Goodreads

Off the Map: the curious histories of place-names by Derek Nelson is a well-researched but not especially engaging overview of the political, social, and cultural effect of cartographic naming ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

I liked this book. It wasn't heavy reading. It was fast and interesting. I'm sure that Derek could have made this into a really scholarly work, but then who would want to read it? As it was, I found ... Read full review

Contents

WHEN LANGUAGES COLLIDE
117
MULTIPLE NAMES MEAN CONFUSION
137
PRIMAL NAMES
155
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About the author (1999)

Derek Nelson is associate professor of religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and director of the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program.

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