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By James S. Duncan, John A. Agnew

This quantity offers an up to date, authoritative synthesis of the self-discipline of human geography. remarkable in scope, the spouse deals an imperative assessment to the sector, representing either historic and modern perspectives.

* Edited and written by way of the world's major professionals within the discipline
* Divided into 3 significant sections: Foundations (the heritage of human geography from historical Greece to the past due 19th century); The Classics (the roots of recent human geography); modern techniques (current matters and topics in human geography)
* every one modern factor is tested through members supplying exact views at the similar subject

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Jackson 1994). 1265–1331 CE), who spent three years in Beijing, his Description of the Lands of the Infidel noted a number of local customs, from the foot-binding of women to the long fingernails of the mandarins, as well as offering detailed descriptions of the manner in which the “Tartars,” as he called them, hunted and feasted. 1254–1324 CE), offering an account of his extensive travels in the Middle and Far East, including a WHERE GEOGRAPHY CAME FROM 19 description of Kubilai Khan and his palace in Beijing.

The parallels between the ideas of Ibn Khaldun and those of the Greeks, Romans and Chinese discussed earlier will be obvious enough, although his emphasis on asabiyya is distinctive. ” In the early Middle Ages, the Roman Empire was invaded by the Goths, Vandals, Franks, Lombards and other peoples. In the later Middle Ages came the “expansion of Latin Christendom” (Bartlett 1993), including the invasion of Eastern Europe by the Germans (the “push eastward” or Drang nach Osten), and the invasion of Ireland and Wales by the NormanEnglish, as well as the “reconquest” of Spain from the Arabs.

Caesar’s description (which draws on a book by Posidonius, who had visited Gaul forty years earlier) distinguished different tribes, such as the Aedui and the Sequani, and different social groups, including the Druids. He also included remarks on the customs and character of the Britons in his narrative of his invasion of Britain. ). ” He presented the Germans as noble savages – brave, warlike, frugal and temperate (in eating if not in drinking) – encouraging his readers to make comparisons with Rome in their day, already described by some critics as corrupted by luxury.

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