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Geographies of England : The North-South Divide, Material and Imagined - Alan R. H. Baker

Geographies of England

The North-South Divide, Material and Imagined

By: Alan R. H. Baker (Editor), Mark Billinge (Editor)

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Published: 21st July 2011
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To what extent has a North-South divide been a structural feature of England's geography during the last millennium and to what extent has it been especially associated with, and recognized during, particular periods in the past? These are the central questions addressed in this pioneering exploration of the history of a fundamentally geographical concept. Six essays treating different historical periods in time are integrated by their common concern with two geographical questions: first, to what extent is it possible for us to detect a material or tangible North-South divide in England in those periods in terms of regional differences in, for example, population, economy, society and culture; and, secondly, how important was the idea of such a divide to the geographical imaginations of contemporaries? A concluding essay by the editors reviews the social construction of England's geography and history and the significance of the North-South divide as a cultural metaphor.

Review of the hardback: 'All these essays were read with interest and pleasure and the editors can be congragulated on putting the volume together and ensuring that the production valujes are high ... I would recomend Geographies of England to anyone with an interest in England's historical geography.' Local Population Studies
Review of the hardback: 'This is an important study, well organized and clear; it provides an effective means of understanding 'the cultural composition of England today' and should be read by all historians of the North (and the South!).' Northern History
Review of the hardback: ' ... stimulating ... each chapter offers a fascinating account of English economy and culture, regionalism and identity.' The Agricultural History Review

Material and imagined geographies of England
The contemporary debate over the North-South divide: images and realities of regional inequality in late-twentieth-century Britain
Distressed times and areas: poverty, polarisation and politics in England, 1918-1971
Industry and identity: the North-South divide and the geography of belonging, 1830-1918
Divided by a common language: North and South, 1750-1830
South, North and nation: regional differences and consciousness in an integrating realm, 1550-1750
North-South dichotomies in England, 1066-1550
Cultural constructions of England's geography and history
Index
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ISBN: 9780521173254
ISBN-10: 0521173256
Series: Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 21st July 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35