London

A History in Maps

Author: Peter Barber

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 380

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Over the past two thousand years London has developed from a small town, fitting snugly within its walls, into one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities. This beautifully illustrated book charts that growth and the city's transformation through hundreds of maps culled from the collection of the British Library's Map Library.These visual records range from sweeping images of the entire city to nuanced studies of its elements and neighborhoods. Including official documents, individual endeavors, hand-drawn renditions, and technologically advanced replicas, these maps represent a variety of perspectives. Utilitarian maps show the city as it is and serve to elucidate its inner workings, while carefully wrought plans show the city as it was envisioned—whether those plans were executed or not.The maps and panoramas collected here are more than topographical records. They all convey unique insight into the concerns, assumptions, ambitions, and prejudices of Londoners at the time the maps were created. In addition to offering readers a tour of London past and present, this book reveals the inside story of the creation, growth, and change of one of the world's greatest cities.
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Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9564

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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The A to Z of Georgian London

Author: John Rocque,Harry Margary,Guildhall Library (London, England)

Publisher: Not Avail

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 88

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Ehrbare Spekulanten

Stadtverfassung, Wirtschaft und Politik in der City of London, 1688-1900

Author: Andreas Fahrmeir

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486707485

Category: History

Page: 596

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Die Londoner City hat zwei Gesichter: das des modernen Finanzplatzes und das der pittoresk-archaischen Lokalverwaltung. Die Beziehungen zwischen diesen beiden wurden in der Forschung lange vernachlässigt - Andreas Fahrmeir geht ihnen nach. Zugleich legt er die erste zusammenhängende Verfassungsgeschichte der City Corporation für die Zeit des Übergangs von der Handelsstadt zur funktional spezialisierten Bürostadt vor. Fahrmeir untersucht die Herkunft und wirtschaftliche Tätigkeit der führenden Amtsträger und er fragt nach Inhalt und Bedeutung der städtischen Rituale. Deutlich wird, dass der wirtschaftliche Erfolg der City zwar dazu beitrug, die Verfassungskontinuität der City zu bewahren, dass aber gleichzeitig die politische Ordnung der City und die Wert- und Zielvorstellungen ihrer Amtsträger die Entwicklung zum Finanzplatz in entscheidender Weise bestimmten. Andreas Fahrmeir ist Heisenberg-Stipendiat am Historischen Seminar der Universität Frankfurt.
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Shakespeare and London

Author: Duncan Salkeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192559788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Stratford made the man, but London made the phenomenon that is Shakespeare. This volume takes an historical approach to Shakespeare's connections with London. It explores Stratford's various links with the capital, significant locations for Shakespeare's work, people with whom he associated, his resistance to pressure from the City authorities, and the cultural diversity of early modern London. Among many aspects of his life in the City and its environs, it covers the playhouses in Shoreditch, his associations with Bishopsgate, his brother Edmund's residence on Bankside, and elements of London life that went into the making of Falstaff. Being 'forest born', he was always an outsider and could never have been, or felt, accepted as a citizen. We find him repeatedly a sojourner in the City, on the move. His home and family lay in Stratford. Despite his success in the capital, we might almost imagine him to have been a reluctant Londoner. Shakespeare and London draws on a range of documentary sources including City parish registers, county sessions records and the archives of London's Bridewell Hospital. It sets out details about those who inhabited Shakespeare's milieu, or played some part in shaping his writing and acting career. This volume is Ideal reading for undergraduates, graduates, and specialists of Shakespeare studies.
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The Cambridge Urban History of Britain

Author: D. M. Palliser,Peter Clark,Martin J. Daunton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521444613

Category: History

Page: 894

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Surveys the history of British towns from their post-Roman origins down to the sixteenth century.
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Die Stadt als Kunstwerk

London, Paris, Wien

Author: Donald J. Olsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 418

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The Corsini Letters

Author: Philip Beale,Adrian Almond,Mike Scott-Archer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144561104X

Category: History

Page: 240

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A look at the largest archive of documents relating to the English merchants of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - offering a fascinating insight into Elizabethan life.
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Mapping Society

The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography

Author: Laura Vaughan

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787353079

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, to a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. In this richly illustrated book, Laura Vaughan examines maps of ethnic or religious difference, poverty, and health inequalities, demonstrating how they not only serve as historical records of social enquiry, but also constitute inscriptions of social patterns that have been etched deeply on the surface of cities.
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London Topographical Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: London (England)

Page: N.A

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List of members in each volume.
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English Maps

A History

Author: Catherine Delano-Smith,Roger J. P. Kain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cartography

Page: 320

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This is an introductory volume on the history of English maps. The authors adopt the revisionist perspectives of the new history of cartography, and review a broad range of maps, ranging in date from about 700 AD to the beginning of the 20th century. Their principle objective is to explore the ways in which maps have interacted with society in England's past, to analyze the roles that maps have played and the uses to which they have been put.
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Die digitale Kartenbibliothek

eine Momentaufnahme

Author: Jürg Bühler,Lothar Zögner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598250002

Category: Cartography

Page: 241

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Printed Images in Early Modern Britain

Essays in Interpretation

Author: Michael Cyril William Hunter

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754666547

Category: Art

Page: 372

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Printed images were widely disseminated in early-modern Britain, yet, by comparison with texts, they have been relatively neglected, even by historians to whom they ought to be of the greatest interest. This volume helps remedy this state of affairs. Complementing the online digital library of British printed images to 1700, it offers a series of essays which demonstrate the many and varied ways in which images can better integrated into the history of the period. Including contributions from many leading exponents of the cultural history of early-modern Britain, it repeatedly underlines how every facet of British culture in the period can be better understood with an appreciation of printed images.
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The Mapmakers' Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe

Author: David Buisseret

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500909

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 8180

In 1400 Europe was behind large parts of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. For instance, the people gf China and of Japan were considerably more advanced in this respect. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and use of cartography. The Mapmakers' Quest seeks to understand this development - not only to tease out the strands of thought and practice which led to the use of maps, but also to assess the ways in which such use affected European societies and economies. Taking as a starting point the question of why there were so few maps in Europe in 1400 and so many by 1650, the book explores the reasons for this and its implications for European history. It examines, inter al, how mapping and military technology advanced in tandem, how modern states' territories were mapped and borders drawn up, the role of maps in shaping the urban environment, and cartography's links to the new sciences.
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