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A History of the World in Twelve Maps

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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of ...

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A History of the World in Twelve Maps
2013, Viking Books

ISBN-13: 9780670023394

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A History of the World in Twelve Maps
2013, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141034935

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A History of the World in Twelve Maps
2012, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9781846140990

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