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The Resource In space we read time : on the history of civilization and geopolitics, Karl Schlögel ; translated by Gerrit Jackson

In space we read time : on the history of civilization and geopolitics, Karl Schlögel ; translated by Gerrit Jackson

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In space we read time : on the history of civilization and geopolitics
Title
In space we read time
Title remainder
on the history of civilization and geopolitics
Statement of responsibility
Karl Schlögel ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"History is usually thought of as a tale of time, a string of events flowing in a particular chronological order. But as Karl Schlogel shows in this groundbreaking book, the where of history is just as important as the when. Schlogel relishes space the way a writer relishes a good story: on a quest for a type of history that takes full account of place, he explores everything from landscapes to cities, maps to railway timetables. Do you know the origin of the name 'Everest'? What can the layout of towns tell us about the American Dream? In Space We Read Time reveals this and much, much more. Here is both a model for thinking about history within physical space and a stimulating history of thought about space, as Schlogel reads historical periods and events within the context of their geographical location. Discussions range from the history of geography in France to what a town directory from 1930s Berlin can say about professional trades that have since disappeared. He takes a special interest in maps, which can serve many purposes--one poignant example being the German Jewish community's 1938 atlas of emigration, which showed the few remaining possibilities for escape. Other topics include Thomas Jefferson's map of the United States; the British survey of India; and the multiple cartographers with Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference, where the aim was to redraw Europe's boundaries on the basis of ethnicity. Moving deftly from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to 9/11 and from Vermeer's paintings to the fall of the Berlin wall, this intriguing book presents history from a completely new perspective"--
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Schlögel, Karl
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural histories of the material world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Geopolitics
  • Geography
  • Space and time
  • History
  • Historiography
Label
In space we read time : on the history of civilization and geopolitics, Karl Schlögel ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-488) and index of personal names
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19012011
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 496 pages
Isbn
9781941792087
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016011680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087172
Label
In space we read time : on the history of civilization and geopolitics, Karl Schlögel ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-488) and index of personal names
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19012011
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 496 pages
Isbn
9781941792087
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016011680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944087172

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