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Geography and the Classical World: Unearthing Historical Geographys Forgotten Past William A. Koelsch

Geography and the Classical World: Unearthing Historical Geographys Forgotten Past

William A. Koelsch

Published December 24th 2012
ISBN : 9781780760643
Hardcover
480 pages
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Geography and the Classical World is the first full-length study to explore the emergence of classical geography - the geographical study of the ancient Mediterranean, in particular the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. With adventurous beginningsMoreGeography and the Classical World is the first full-length study to explore the emergence of classical geography - the geographical study of the ancient Mediterranean, in particular the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. With adventurous beginnings in the Society of Dilettanti, the subject flourished in both Britain and America, as geographers, explorers, classicists and historians all contributed to its rise. But in the 1920s it went into decline, and an important part of the geographical and classical tradition was lost. In recovering this field of inquiry that once lay at the heart of both geography and the classical tradition, Professor Koelsch has written a pioneering work of outstanding scholarship that will be of interest to historical geographers, classicists, historians and students of the classical tradition.