Enlightenment Geography: The Political Languages of British Geography, 1650-1850 - Studies in Modern History (Hardback)
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Enlightenment Geography: The Political Languages of British Geography, 1650-1850 - Studies in Modern History (Hardback)

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Hardback 324 Pages / Published: 01/12/2000
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Enlightenment Geography is the first detailed study of the politics of British geography books and of related forms of geographical knowledge in the period from 1650 to 1850. The definition and role of geography in a humanist structure of knowledge are examined and shown to tie it to political discourse. Geographical works are shown to have developed Whig and Tory defences of the English church and state, consonant with the conservatism of the English Enlightenment. These politicizations were questioned by those indebted to the Scottish Enlightenment. Enlightenment Geography questions broad assumptions about British intellectual history through a revisionist history of geography.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9780312234751
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.


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'...a significant work of scholarship...' - Denis Cosgrove, Albion

'Mayhew provides us with a compelling genealogy of his subject.' - Colin

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'[Mayhew] provides an account of geographical thought that might be more

recognisable to contemporaries...As a result, his book is consistently

trenchant, focused and persuasive.' - David Armitage, Journal of Historical

Geography

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