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Ideology and landscape in historical perspective : essays on the meanings of some places in the past

Author: Alan R H Baker
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Repr., 1. pbk. versionView all editions and formats
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Landscapes of material are also landscapes of meaning. In this book fifteen historical geographers examine landscapes as messages to be decoded, as signs to be deciphered. The essays are principally  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan R H Baker
ISBN: 9780521024709 0521410320 9780521410328 0521024706
OCLC Number: 266082144
Description: XIV, 356 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: List of figures; List of Contributors; Preface; Introduction: on ideology and landscape Alan R. H. Baker; 1. Ideology and landscape in early printed maps of Jerusalem Rehav Rubin; 2. Ideological contexts and the reconstruction of biblical landscapes in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries: Dr Edward Wells and the historical geography of the Holy Land Robin A. Butlin; 3. Land-God-man: concepts of land ownership in traditional cultures in Eretz-Israel Ruth Kark; 4. Religious ideology and landscape formation: the case of the German Templars in Eretz-Israel Yossi Ben-Artzi; 5. Planned temple towns and Brahmin villages as spatial expressions of the ritual politics of medieval kingdoms in South India Hans-Jurgen Nitz; 6. Territorial strategies applied to captive peoples D. W. Meinig; 7. Ideology and landscape of settler colonialism in Virginia and Dutch South Africa: a comparative analysis Leonard Guelke; 8. Municipal sanitary ideology and the control of the urban environment in colonial Singapore Brenda S. A. Yeoh; 9. Ideology and the landscape of British Palestine, 1918-1929 Gideon Biger; 10. Ideology, identity, landscape and society in the lower colonies of British North America, 1840-1860 Graeme Wynn; 11. Interpreting a nation's identity: artists as creators of national consciousness Brian S. Osborne; 12. Collective consciousness and the local landscape: national ideology and the commune council of Mesland (Loir-et-Cher) as landscape architect during the nineteenth century Alan R. H. Baker; 13. A contrast of Old World ideology: Germans and Scotch-Irish in the Ozarks Russel L. Gerlach; 14. Ideology in the planned order upon the land: the example of Germany Dietrich Denecke; 15. Parading: a lively tradition in early Victorian Toronto Peter G. Goheen; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 18.
Responsibility: ed. by Alan R.H. Baker ...

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