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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
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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
Dewey number
909.82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CB450
LC item number
.S3513 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Jackson, Gerrit
Series statement
Cultural histories of the material world
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Geopolitics
  • Geography
  • Space and time
  • History
  • Historiography
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In space we read time : on the history of civilization and geopolitics, Karl Schlögel ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
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Translated from the German
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Preface to the American Edition; Introduction; The Return of Space; Alexander von Humboldt's Ship. Navigation; Object Lesson I: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989; Object Lesson II: Ground Zero, September 11, 2001; "Spatial Atrophy": The Disappearance of Space; Horror Vacui: The Terrors of Simultaneity; The German Case: Space as Obsession; Spatial Turn, At Last; Cyberia: New Space, New Geopolitics; Reading Maps; Times of the Map: The Cartographic Record of Time; What Maps Show: Knowledge and Human Interests
  • Language of Maps, Cartographic LanguagesWar and the Eye; Sarajevo: When Knowing the Terrain Is Essential for Survival; The Layout of the Ghetto of Kovno; Philo-Atlas: Escape Routes; Arcades: Benjamin's Walk to the Bibliothèque nationale; Boundaries, Razor-Sharp and Otherwise; World Pictures, Map Images: Another Phenomenology of Spirit; Landscapes, Paradisiacal and Other; Portolan Charts: Putting Out to Sea, Sailing for New Shores; Discours du méridien: Descartes and Cassini; Jefferson's Map: The Matrix of American Democracy; Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of India, 1765-1843
  • Maps, Monochrome: The Nation-StateGlobal Traffic: The Power of the Bourgeoisie; Jan Vermeer's The Geographer (1669); Giving the World a Name; Sándor Radó: The Spy Who Loved Cartography; Mental Maps: San Francisco, "Home," the German East, etc.; The Strategist's Gesture: Scenes at the Map Table; The Flâneur: A Way of Moving, a Cognitive Register; The Work of the Eye; The Work of the Eye. Trusting Our Eyes. "In Space We Read Time"; Crime Scene: Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963, 12:30 p.m.; The Sidewalk Pavement: Surfaces, Hieroglyphs; Landscapes, Reliefs; Hot Places, Cold Places
  • Reading Cities, City MapsHouses, Floor Plans: Hotel Lux, the House on the Embankment, and Others; Proust. Interiors; Berlin Address Books; Local Knowledge, Subversive; Railroad Timetables: Protocols of Civilization; The Fingerprint: Relief of the Body; Biography, Curriculum Vitae; Karl Baedeker's Handbook for Travelers, or The Construction of Central Europe; American Space: The Poetics of the Highway; Russian Space: An Essay in Hermeneutics; Europe, Diaphanous; Traveling Europe in Diaghilev's Footsteps; Topographies of Terror; Europe, a Graveyard; The Gate at Birkenau
  • Arrows: Changes of Place, Movement ImagesRemapping Europe; Herodotus in Moscow, Benjamin in Los Angeles; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
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ocn968151181
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1 online resource (xxiii, 496 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781941792094
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Label
In space we read time : on the history of civilization and geopolitics, Karl Schlögel ; translated by Gerrit Jackson
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the German
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Preface to the American Edition; Introduction; The Return of Space; Alexander von Humboldt's Ship. Navigation; Object Lesson I: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989; Object Lesson II: Ground Zero, September 11, 2001; "Spatial Atrophy": The Disappearance of Space; Horror Vacui: The Terrors of Simultaneity; The German Case: Space as Obsession; Spatial Turn, At Last; Cyberia: New Space, New Geopolitics; Reading Maps; Times of the Map: The Cartographic Record of Time; What Maps Show: Knowledge and Human Interests
  • Language of Maps, Cartographic LanguagesWar and the Eye; Sarajevo: When Knowing the Terrain Is Essential for Survival; The Layout of the Ghetto of Kovno; Philo-Atlas: Escape Routes; Arcades: Benjamin's Walk to the Bibliothèque nationale; Boundaries, Razor-Sharp and Otherwise; World Pictures, Map Images: Another Phenomenology of Spirit; Landscapes, Paradisiacal and Other; Portolan Charts: Putting Out to Sea, Sailing for New Shores; Discours du méridien: Descartes and Cassini; Jefferson's Map: The Matrix of American Democracy; Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of India, 1765-1843
  • Maps, Monochrome: The Nation-StateGlobal Traffic: The Power of the Bourgeoisie; Jan Vermeer's The Geographer (1669); Giving the World a Name; Sándor Radó: The Spy Who Loved Cartography; Mental Maps: San Francisco, "Home," the German East, etc.; The Strategist's Gesture: Scenes at the Map Table; The Flâneur: A Way of Moving, a Cognitive Register; The Work of the Eye; The Work of the Eye. Trusting Our Eyes. "In Space We Read Time"; Crime Scene: Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963, 12:30 p.m.; The Sidewalk Pavement: Surfaces, Hieroglyphs; Landscapes, Reliefs; Hot Places, Cold Places
  • Reading Cities, City MapsHouses, Floor Plans: Hotel Lux, the House on the Embankment, and Others; Proust. Interiors; Berlin Address Books; Local Knowledge, Subversive; Railroad Timetables: Protocols of Civilization; The Fingerprint: Relief of the Body; Biography, Curriculum Vitae; Karl Baedeker's Handbook for Travelers, or The Construction of Central Europe; American Space: The Poetics of the Highway; Russian Space: An Essay in Hermeneutics; Europe, Diaphanous; Traveling Europe in Diaghilev's Footsteps; Topographies of Terror; Europe, a Graveyard; The Gate at Birkenau
  • Arrows: Changes of Place, Movement ImagesRemapping Europe; Herodotus in Moscow, Benjamin in Los Angeles; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn968151181
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 496 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781941792094
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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