A History of the World in Twelve Maps
by Jerry Brotton
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in defining our vision of the world and our place in it.But far from being purely scientific objects, maps of the world are inevitably ideological and subjective, intimately linked with the systems of power and authority of times and places.Cartographers don’t just represent the world, they make one with ideas of their own age.In this glittering book, Jerry Brotton examines the importance of 12 maps – from the almost mystical representations of ancient history to satellite imagery derived from today’s imagery – to the importance of 12 maps.He eagerly recreated the environments and circumstances in which each card was made, showing how each vehicle a very personal way of seeing the world.Brotton shows how each of his maps both influenced and reflects contemporary events and how, by reading it, we can better understand the world that produced it.Although the way we map our environment is changing, Brotton argues that today’s maps are not more definitive or a goal than they have ever been, but that they continue to define, shape and recreate the world.Readers of this book will never look at a card quite the same way.
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