COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

A History of the World in Twelve Maps. Jerry Brotton
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, and a leading expert in the history of maps and Renaissance cartography. His most recent book, The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection (2006), was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize as well as the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize. In 2010, he was the presenter of the BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'.

Reviews

[A] fascinating and panoramic new history of the cartographer's art... Brotton's idea of tracing within maps the patterns of human thought is a wonderful one. -- Tom Holland * Guardian *
As this mesmerising and beautifully illustrated book demonstrates, maps have, since ancient times, carried vast symbolic weight ... rich and endlessly absorbing history -- Sinclair McKay * Daily Telegraph *
an elegant, powerfully argued variation on the theme of knowledge as power and ignorance as powerlessness -- David Horspool * Guardian *
Rich and adventurous -- John Carey * Sunday Times *
An achievement of evocation....a fascinating and thought-provoking book -- Anthony Sattin * Literary Review *
Brotton is acutely sensitive to the social, political and religious contexts which unravel why maps were made, for whom and with what axes to grind -- Robert Mayhew * History Today *
A highly rewarding study -- Simon Garfield * Mail on Sunday *
Engrossing reading -- Carl Wilkinson * Financial Times *
The intellectual background to these images is conveyed with beguiling erudition ... There is nothing more subversive than a map -- Andrew Linklater * Spectator *
It is a wonderful history, which will delight anyone with an interest in history and geography -- David Wooton * TLS *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
This title is unavailable for purchase as none of our regular suppliers have stock available. If you are the publisher, author or distributor for this item, please visit this link.
Back to top