By James S. Duncan, John A. Agnew

This quantity presents an up to date, authoritative synthesis of the self-discipline of human geography. extraordinary in scope, the better half deals an quintessential evaluation to the sector, representing either ancient and modern perspectives.

* Edited and written by way of the world's best experts within the discipline
* Divided into 3 significant sections: Foundations (the historical past of human geography from historical Greece to the past due 19th century); The Classics (the roots of recent human geography); modern methods (current matters and topics in human geography)
* each one modern factor is tested by way of individuals supplying exact views at the related subject matter

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1954) Histories, (trans. A. de Sélincourt). Harmondsworth: Penguin, Harmondsworth. Ibn Battuta (1958–1994) Travels, (trans. H. A. R. Gibb), 4 Vols. Cambridge University Press and the Hakluyt Society, Cambridge and London. Ibn Khaldun. (1958) The Muqaddimah: an introduction to history, (trans. F. Rosenthal), 3 Vols. Routledge, London. Jackson, P. (1994) William of Rubruck in the Mongol Empire: perception and prejudice. In Z. ), Travel Fact and Travel Fiction. Brill, Leiden, pp. 54–71. Jacob, C.

Barbarians were viewed as animals or at best close to animals, ferocious and greedy, though also brave and hospitable. If you have seen one of these groups, you have seen them all, so that descriptions of one (the Scythians, for instance) might be transferred to another (such as the Huns or the Mongols). Nomads in particular were perceived by farmers and townspeople with a mixture of fear, contempt and on occasion reluctant admiration. 1450 CE, a period that virtually spans two millennia. The situation was not static, but there is no single or simple story of change to tell.

Penguin, Harmondsworth. Giovanni di Piano Carpine. Historia Mongalorum, (trans. M. C. Lungarotti). Centro italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, Spoleto. J. (1967) Traces on the Rhodian Shore: nature and culture in Western thought from ancient times to the end of the eighteenth century. University of California Press, Berkeley. Goffart, W. D. 550–800): Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Bede, and Paul the Deacon. Princeton University Press, Princeton. Greenblatt, S. (1991) Marvelous Possessions: the Wonder of the New World.

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