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History Of The World in Twelve Maps

History Of The World in Twelve Maps

  • £1099



Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places.

Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. This book examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today.


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