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The cartographic state : maps, territory, and the origins of sovereignty

Author: Jordan Branch; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations, 127.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Today's maps are filled with uniform states separated by linear boundaries. This book examines the important but overlooked role of cartography in shaping the development of modern states. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan Branch; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9781107040960 1107040965 9781107499720 1107499720
OCLC Number: 924923746
Description: XIV, 219 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Authority, sovereignty, and international change; 3. The cartographic revolution; 4. Mapping the territorial state; 5. New World mapping and colonial reflection; 6. Peace treaties and political transformation; 7. Mapping the territorialization of France; 8. The cartographic state today.
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in International Relations, 127.
Responsibility: Jordan Branch.

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