Political Space in Pre-industrial Europe

Political Space in Pre-industrial Europe

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This collection examines the potential and limitations of spatial approaches for the political history of preindustrial Europe. Adopting a broad definition of 'political', the volume concentrates on two key questions: Where did political exchange take place? And how did spatial dimensions affect political life in different periods and contexts? Taken together, the essays demonstrate that premodern Europeans made use of a much wider range of political spaces than is usually assumed, and that spatial dimensions provided key variables in political life. By bridging common gaps between periods and disciplines, the volume offers a timely and critical engagement with the a€˜spatial turna€™ and a review of the potential and limits of spatial approaches for political history as a whole.History. and. Spatial. Historiographies. Mike Crang In this essay I want to sketch out a set of spaces, spatial relations and ... In a sense this is the simplest statement that geography matters as variation over the face of the earth and responds to the volumea#39;s thematic concern with where ... That is, it will move us beyond the listing of places or the analysis of variations of practices in space and time to focusanbsp;...

Title:Political Space in Pre-industrial Europe
Author:Professor Beat Kümin
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-06-28


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