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Trading Territories : Mapping the Early Modern World - Jerry Brotton

Trading Territories

Mapping the Early Modern World

Paperback Published: 1st February 2019
ISBN: 9781780239293
Number Of Pages: 208

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Trading Territories tells the compelling story of maps and geographical knowledge in the early modern world from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth century. Examining how European geographers mapped the territories of the Old World - Africa and Southeast Asia - this book shows how the historical preoccupation with Columbus's `discovery' of the New World of America in 1492 obscured the ongoing importance of mapping territories that have since been defined as `eastern', especially those in the Muslim world.

In this book, now available in paperback and updated with a new preface by the author, Jerry Brotton shows that trade and diplomacy defined the development of maps and globes in this period, far more than the disinterested pursuit of scientific accuracy and objectivity, and challenges our preconceptions about not just maps, but also the history and geography of what we call East and West.

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`A beautifully illustrated account of the status, construction and purposes of maps in the Early Modern world.' - History Today; `Jerry Brotton's elegant Trading Territories shows how historically maps were about facilitating trade and celebrating (and exerting) influence.' - The Independent

ISBN: 9781780239293
ISBN-10: 1780239297
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2

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