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Title Physical and cultural space in pre-industrial Europe : methodological approaches to spatiality / edited by Marko Lamberg, Marko Hakanen and Janne Haikari
Published Lund : Nordic Academic Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (393 pages :) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents pt. 1. Early modern mapping decoded -- pt. 2. Movements in space -- pt. 3. Information flows -- pt. 4. Local power -- pt. 5. Reconstructing bygone landscapes -- pt. 6. Frameworks of everyday life
Summary Written by 19 scholars of history, archaeology, and ethnology, this book takes a multidisciplinary approach to European spaces of the past and the human agents within them. Prior to the Industrial Era, the geography of Europe posed problems but also offered possibilities for its people. Distances created obstacles to communication and state formation, but at the same time, inhabitants and officials in peripheral areas gained room to pursue more independent action, allowing unique customs to flourish. Focusing on northern Europe, this history answers how early modern Europeans—rulers, officials, aristocrats, scholars, priests, and commoners—perceived, utilized, and organized the space around them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Regionalism -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavian and Nordic Countries -- Historical geography.
Form Electronic book
Author Haikari, Janne.
Hakanen, Marko.
Lamberg, Marko, 1969-
LC no. 2011513159
ISBN 9185509612
9185509914 (e-book)
9187121204 (electronic bk.)
9789185509911 (e-book)
9789187121203 (electronic bk.)