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Taming the Wild Field
Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe
Willard Sunderland
Stretching from the tributaries of the Danube to the Urals and from the Russian forests to the Black and Caspian seas, the vast European steppe has for centuries played very different roles in the Russian imagination. To the Grand Princes of Kiev and...



Radical Space
Building the House of the People
Margaret Kohn
Epoch-making political events are often remembered for their spatial markers: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the storming of the Bastille, the occupation of Tiananmen Square:. Until recently, however, political theory has overlooked the power of place...



The Geography of Money
Benjamin J. Cohen
The traditional assumption holds that the territory of money coincides precisely with the political frontiers of each nation state: France has the franc, the United Kingdom has the pound, the United States has the dollar. But the disparity between...



People of the Wachusett
Greater New England in History and Memory, 1630–1860
David P. Jaffee
Nashaway became Lancaster, Wachusett became Princeton, and all of Nipmuck County became the county of Worcester. Town by town, New England grew—Watertown, Sudbury, Turkey Hills, Fitchburg, Westminster, Walpole—and with each new community the myth of...



Mental Territories
Mapping the Inland Empire
Katherine G. Morrissey
Rarely recognized outside its boundaries today, the Pacific Northwest region known at the turn of the century as the Inland Empire included portions of the states of Washington and Idaho, as well as British Columbia. Katherine G. Morrissey traces the...



Trading Territories
Mapping the Early Modern World
Jerry Brotton
In this generously illustrated book, Jerry Brotton documents the dramatic changes in the nature of geographical representation which took place during the sixteenth century, explaining how much they convey about the transformation of European culture...



Cutting Across the Lands
An Annotated Bibliography on Natural Resource Management and Community Development in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia
An annotated bibliography focused on Borneo and the Southern Philippines. With over 1,000 citations, this reference work identifies patterns of forestland transformation common to the areas under consideration. A subject index is...



Arctic Mirrors
Russia and the Small Peoples of the North
Yuri Slezkine
Arctic Mirrors is a vividly rendered history of circumpolar peoples in the Russian empire and the Russian mind.



Valley of Opportunity
Economic Culture along the Upper Susquehanna, 1700–1800
Peter C. Mancall
Valley of Opportunity recreates an age when Indians, colonists, and post-Revolutionary settlers embraced a similar dream: to create a successful economy in the rural hinterland of the middle colonies.



The Politics of Size
Representation in the United States, 1776–1850
Rosemarie Zagarri
Using concepts of historical geography, Rosemarie Zagarri examines how Americans' notions about space influenced the writing of the U.S. Constitution and the shaping of the nation's political institutions.



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