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Author: Charles W. J. Withers,Margaret Wilkes,Michael Anderson,Christopher Fleet
ISBN13: 978-1841589695
Title: Scotland: Mapping the Nation
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Language: English
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Publisher: Birlinn Ltd (September 1, 2011)
Pages: 288

Scotland: Mapping the Nation by Charles W. J. Withers,Margaret Wilkes,Michael Anderson,Christopher Fleet



From the earliest depictions of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent mapping and representation in the geographic information system and in satellite navigation, this collection offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history and geography. Written by experts who have spent their lives working with maps and map history, this new history of Scotland is beautifully illustrated with details of the most significant manuscripts and printed maps of the country.

Scotland: Mapping the Islands by Christopher Fleet Hardcover £2. 0. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W J Withers Scotland Mapping the Nation (Birlinn in association with the National Library of Scotland) is the first book to systematically exploit Scotland s treasure trove of maps as a major source for the history of the nation: beautifully produced with a text full of unexpected insights.

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Scotland: Mapping the Nation. Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history

Scotland: Mapping the Nation" is one of those books. For anyone with an interest in the way that Scotland's development over the centuries has been portrayed, or anyone with an interest in maps and mapping, then this is a simply unmissable book: and one you will find yourself returning to time and again. One reason for this is the way the text and maps within it are interwoven. The book has been written with the full cooperation of the National Library for Scotland and it makes extensive and intelligent use of their map collections in charting the development of maps of Scotland and exploring specific types of mapping. Coupled with the large format of the book, the result is a considerable number of carefully selected and beautifully reproduced maps that make absolutely fascinating viewing.

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Scotland: Mapping the Islands. Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, and Charles W J Withers. Scotland: Mapping the Islands' looks at the history and geography behind the many maps of Scotland's islands. It shows how history and geography are realised in and produced through the art, artifice and authority of maps. Scotland's many islands have an extraordinary fascination for countless people. Edinburgh: Mapping the city. By Christopher Fleet and Daniel MacCanell. This lavishly illustrated book uses historic maps to provide insights into the history of Edinburgh over the past five centuries. The focus is on 71 main maps, dating from around 1530 to the present day, that illustrate particular themes and places in Edinburgh's history. By (author) Chris Fleet; By (author) Charles W. Withers; By (author) Margaret Wilkes. Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation’s history. In 2010, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society Margaret Wilkes is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Scottish Maps Forum, a Director of The Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Convenor of its Collections & Information Committee and Joint Chairman of its Edinburgh Centre. Withers is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Other books by the same author. Scotland: Mapping the Nation.

Compiled by three experts who have spent their lives working with maps, Scotland: Mapping the Nation offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history which is beautifully illustrated with complete facsimiles and details of hundreds of the most significant manuscript and printed maps from the National Library of Scotland and other institutions, including those by Timothy Pont, Joan Blaeu and William. Roy, amongst many others. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles WJ Withers, Authors of Scotland: Mapping the Nation, Discuss Four Depictions of the Nation through Its History By Fleet, Christopher Wilkes, Margaret Withers, Charles W. Geographical, Vol. 84, No. 8, August 2012. Scotland's Independence Bid: History, Prospects, Challenges By Flamini, Roland World Affairs, Vol. 176, No. 1, May-June 2013.

Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and geographical representation in GIS, satellite imagery and SATNAV. Compiled by three experts who have spent their lives working with maps, Scotland: Mapping the Nation offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history which is beautifully illustrated with complete facsimiles and details of hundreds of the most significant manuscript and printed maps from the National Library of Scotland and other institutions, including those by Timothy Pont, Joan Blaeu and William Roy, amongst many others.