An Historical Geography of Europe

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Robin Alan Butlin, Principal and Professor of Historical Geography R A Butlin, Robert A. Dodgshon, Professor of Human Geography Robert Dodgshon
Clarendon Press, 1998 - Religion - 373 pages
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An Historical Geography of Europe represents the first multi-authored comprehensive study on the subject. It provides the reader with an analytical and explanatory account of European historical geography from classical times to the modern period, including the vast changes to landscape,settlements, population, and in political and cultural structures and character that have taken place since 1500. The book takes account of the vast volume of relevant research and literature that has been published over the past two or three decades, in order to achieve a unique coverage andsynthesis of this very broad range of evidence and opinion, and has tried to engage with many of the main themes and debates to give a clear indication of changing ideas and interpretations of the subject. This book brings together British and European authors from a number of disciplines who have considerable distinction in the various fields of historical geography and related fields, including a significant number who have already written on the wider problem of European historical geography. Itis amply illustrated with maps and diagrams to present many of the issues in a visual form.
 

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Contents

A Prehistoric Perspective
1
2 The Classical World
26
3 The SocioPolitical Map of Europe 4001500
54
4 Rural Settlement in Europe 4001500
73
5 Towns and Trade 4001500
100
6 Geographical Knowledge and the Expansion of the European World after 1400
115
Geography Geopolitics and the Idea of Europe since 1500
140
8 Changes in Population and Society 1500 to the Present
181
Areas of Innovation and Change
225
Areas of Retardation and Tradition
243
12 Industrial Change 15001740 and the Problem of Protoindustrialization
259
13 Industrialization 1740 to the Present
280
14 The Urbanization of Europe since 1500
300
15 Changing Patterns of Trade and Interaction since 1500
314
16 Towards an Environmental History of Europe
335
Index
363

9 The Changing Cultural Geography of Europe since 1500
207

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Robin Butlin is at University College of Ripon and York St John. Robert Dodgshon is at University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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