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Cartography in antiquity and the Middle Ages : fresh perspectives, new methods

Author: Richard J A Talbert; Richard W Unger
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Technology and change in history, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In scope, this book matches The History of Cartogmphy, vol. 1 (1987) edited by Brian Harley and David Woodward. Now, twenty-one years after the appearance of that work, classicists and medievalists from Europe and North America highlight, distill and reflect on the remarkably productive progress made since in many different areas of the study of maps. The interaction between experts on antiquity and on the Middle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early maps
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cartography in antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(DLC) 2008009749
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J A Talbert; Richard W Unger
ISBN: 9789047443193 9047443195 9004166637 9789004166639
OCLC Number: 647892428
Language Note: Essays in English, with one essay in French.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: Greek and Roman mapping : twenty-first century perspectives / Richard Talbert --
L'héritage antique de la cartographie médiévale : les problèmes et les aquis / Patrick Gautier Dalché --
Process and transformation on the Severan Marble Plan of Rome / Jennifer Trimble --
Constructing a digital edition for the Peutinger Map / Tom Elliott --
Rethinking the Peutinger Map / Emily Albu --
Book of curiosities and an unique map of the world / Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith --
New perspectives on paradise : the levels of reality in Byzantine and Latin medieval maps / Maja Kominko --
Rashi's map of the land of Canaan, ca. 1100, and its cartographic background / Benjamin Z. Kedar --
Maps and panegyrics : Roman geo-ethnographical rhetoric in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages / Natalia Lozovsky --
"Usque ad ultimum terraie" : mapping the ends of the earth in two medieval floor mosaics / Lucy E.G. Donkin --
Maps in context : Isidore, Orosius, and the medival image of the world / Evelyn Edson --
Medieval maps in a Renaissance context : Gregorio Dati and the teaching of geography in fifteenth-century Florence / Ramond Clemens --
Cartes et chroniques : mapping and history in Late Medieval France / Camille Serchuk.
Series Title: Technology and change in history, v. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J.A. Talbert and Richard W. Unger.

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There was no sharp break between classical and medieval map making. Contributions by thirteen scholars offer fresh insight that demonstrates continuity and adaptation over the long term. This work  Read more...

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"a vade mecum for the periods under review. Highly recommended. Graduate students, faculty."- G.J. Martin, Choice, 47,1, September 2009."Ce tres interessant volume, echo du 35e Atelier medieval qui Read more...

 
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