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An Historical Geography of Europe Abridged version - Norman J. G. Pounds

An Historical Geography of Europe Abridged version

Paperback Published: 24th December 1990
ISBN: 9780521311090
Number Of Pages: 500

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The central theme of this book is the changing spatial pattern of human activities during the last 2,500 years of Europe's history. Professor Pounds argues that three factors have determined the locations of human activities: the environment, the attitudes and forms of social organization of the many different peoples of Europe and lastly, the levels of technology. Within the broad framework of the interrelationships of environment, society and technology, several important themes pursued from the fifth century BC to the early twentieth century: settlement and agriculture, the growth of cities, the development of manufacturing and the role of trade. Underlying each of these themes are the discussions of political organization and population. Although the book is based in part of Professor Pound's magisterial three volumes An Historical Geography of Europe (1977, 1980, 1985), it was written especially for students and readers interested in a general survey of the subject.

The physical basis of European history
The classical civilisations
Europe in the classical period
The Middle Ages
From the second to the ninth century
Europe in the age of Charlemagne
From the ninth to the fourteenth century
The late Middle Ages
Modern Europe
Renaissance Europe
From the sixteenth to the nineteenth century
The Industrial Revolution and after
Europe on the eve of the Industrial Revolution
The nineteenth century
Europe on the eve of World War I
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ISBN: 9780521311090
ISBN-10: 0521311098
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 24th December 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.22 x 17.22  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Type: Abridged