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Map of a Nation
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: Rachel Hewitt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Granta Books

The fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian.
Map of a Nation
Language: en
Pages: 484
Authors: Rachel Hewitt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-07 - Publisher: Granta Publications

This “absorbing history of the Ordnance Survey”—the first complete map of the British Isles—"charts the many hurdles map-makers have had to overcome” (The Guardian, UK). Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles.
Scotland: Mapping the Nation
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Chris Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, Charles W.J. Withers
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-20 - Publisher: Birlinn

Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the
Mapping the Nation
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Gopal Balakrishnan
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-13 - Publisher: Verso Books

In nearly two decades since Samuel P. Huntington proposed his influential and troubling ‘clash of civilizations’ thesis, nationalism has only continued to puzzle and frustrate commentators, policy analysts and political theorists. No consensus exists concerning its identity, genesis or future. Are we reverting to the petty nationalisms of the nineteenth
Maps in the Service of the Nation
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Gábor Demeter , Zsolt Bottlik
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

The authors seek to answer whether the ethnic maps of the Balkan Peninsula created between 1840 and 1914 can be considered scientific products, or whether these maps were merely tools that served the political goals of the Balkan nation states and the regional agenda of the Great Powers. Despite evident