Geography and Enlightenment
David N. Livingstone, Charles W. J. Withers
University of Chicago Press, Dec 15, 1999 - History - 455 pages
Geography and Enlightenment explores both the Enlightenment as a geographical phenomenon and the place of geography in the Enlightenment. From wide-ranging disciplinary and topical perspectives, contributors consider the many ways in which the world of the long eighteenth century was brought to view and shaped through map and text, exploration and argument, within and across spatial and intellectual borders.
The first set of chapters charts the intellectual and geographical contexts in which Enlightenment ideas began to form, including both the sites in which knowledge was created and discussed and the different means used to investigate the globe. Detailed explorations of maps created during this period show how these new ways of representing the world and its peoples influenced conceptions of the nature and progress of human societies, while studies of the travels of people and ideas reveal the influence of far-flung places on Enlightenment science and scientific credibility. The final set of chapters emphasizes the role of particular local contexts in Enlightenment thought.
Contributors are Michael T. Bravo, Paul Carter, Denis Cosgrove, Stephen Daniels, Matthew Edney, Anne Marie Claire Godlewska, Peter Gould, Michael Heffernan, David N. Livingstone, Dorinda Outram, Chris Philo, Roy Porter, Nicolaas Rupke, Susanne Seymour, Charles Watkins, and Charles W. J. Withers.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Geography Enlightenment and the Paradise Question
Geographical Inquiry Rational Religion
Reconsidering Enlightenment Geography
Ethnographic Navigation and the Geographical Gift
From Enlightenment Vision to Modern Science?
The Geography of Human Reason
The Critical Reception
Edinburgh Enlightenment and the Geographies
Notes on Contributors
Other editions - View all
Age of Enlightenment Ainu Alexander von Humboldt America Anacharsis Athanasius Kircher authority Barbie Barbie du Bocage Barthelemy Bonacker British Cambridge University Press cartographic Chicago claims context Coronelli cosmographic culture early earth Edinburgh eighteenth century empirical encounter Enlightenment's Essai ethnic ethnographic Europe European exploration Foucault France French garden geogra geographical knowledge geography's global globe graphic Herefordshire historians Historical Geography horticultural human progress Humphry Repton Hutton ical ideas images intellectual island Jedidiah Morse Kircher Knight land landscape language Laperouse Laperouse's Latour London Madness and Civilization ment modern moral observation origins Oroches Oxford paradise question Paris period Peyrere Peyrere's phenomena Philosophical physical plants political Porter reason region representation Repton Roy Porter Saint-Simon Saint-Simonian Sakhalin scientific Scottish Enlightenment sense Smith social Society space spatial terrestrial theory tion Turgot unreason Vico vision Volney vols Voyage