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The Resource New worlds from old texts : revisiting ancient space and place, edited by Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Christopher Pelling and Leif Isaksen

New worlds from old texts : revisiting ancient space and place, edited by Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Christopher Pelling and Leif Isaksen

Label
New worlds from old texts : revisiting ancient space and place
Title
New worlds from old texts
Title remainder
revisiting ancient space and place
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Christopher Pelling and Leif Isaksen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maps dominate the modern sense of place and geography. Yet, so far as we can tell, maps were rare in the Greco-Roman world and, when mentioned in sources, are mistrusted and criticized. Today, technological advances have brought to the fore an entirely new set of methods for representing and interacting with space. In contrast to traditional 'topographic' perspectives, the territorial extent of economic and political realms is increasingly conceived though a 'topological' lens, in which the nature and frequency of links among different sites matter more than the physical distances between them. 'New worlds from old texts' focuses on the ancient Greek experience of space, conceived of in terms of both its literature and material culture remains, and uses this to reflect on modern thinking. Comprising twelve chapters written by a highly interdisciplinary range of contributors, this edited collection explores the rich array of representational devices employed by ancient authors, whose narrative depictions of spatial relations defy the logic of images and surfaces that dominates contemporary cartographic thought. The volume focuses on Herodotus' Histories-a text that is increasingly cited by Classicists as an example of how ancient perceptions of space may have been rather different to the modern cartographic view-but also considers perceptions of space through the lens of other authors, genres, cultural contexts, and disciplines. In doing so, it reveals how a study of the ancient world can be reinvigorated by, and in turn help to shape, modern technological innovation and methods
Cataloging source
EQO
Dewey number
880.9001
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3014.S73
LC item number
N49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barker, Elton T. E.
  • Bouzarovski, Stefan
  • Pelling, C. B. R.
  • Isaksen, Leif
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herodotus
  • Greek literature
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
  • Greek literature
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
Label
New worlds from old texts : revisiting ancient space and place, edited by Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Christopher Pelling and Leif Isaksen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-370) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction / Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, and Leif Isaksen. Part 1: Texts, Maps, Ideas: Ancient Greek Representations of Space. 1. Greek Hymnic Spaces / Oliver Thomas -- 2. The Waters at the Ends of the World : Herodotus and Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography / Donald Murray -- 3. Map, Catalogue, Drama, Narrative: Representations of the Aegean Space / Paola Ceccarelli -- 4. An Uneasy Smile: Herodotus on Saps and the Question of How to View the World / Mathieu de Bakker -- 5. Mapping Spatial and Temporal Distance in Herodotus and Thucydides / Tim Rood -- 6. From Herodotus to a 'Hellenistic' World? The Eastern Geographies of Aristotle and Theophrastus / Kathryn Stevens
  • Part 2: The Hestia Project: Towards a Narrative Geography of Herodotus' Histories. 7. Between East and West : Movements and Transformations in Herodotean Topology / Stefan Bouzarovski and Elton Barker -- 8. Telling Stories with Maps: Exploring Herodotean Geography through Digital Tools / Elton Barker, Leif Isaksen, and Jessica Ogden -- 9. Space-travelling in Herodotus Book 5 / Elton Barker and Christopher Pelling
  • Part 3: Technologies, Methodologies, Theories : Contemporary Approaches to Mapping Space. 10. Pots in Space : An Exploratory and Geographical Network Analysis of Roman Pottery Distribution / Tom Brughmans and Jeroen Poblome -- 11. Tracing Networks : Technological Knowledge, Cultural Contact and Knowledge Exchange in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond / Lin Foxhall and Katharina Rebay-Salisbury -- 12. Verbal Expressions of Geographical Information / Oyvind Eide -- Epilogue : A View from the Boundary / Christopher Pelling
Control code
936082158
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199664139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936082158
Label
New worlds from old texts : revisiting ancient space and place, edited by Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Christopher Pelling and Leif Isaksen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-370) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction / Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, and Leif Isaksen. Part 1: Texts, Maps, Ideas: Ancient Greek Representations of Space. 1. Greek Hymnic Spaces / Oliver Thomas -- 2. The Waters at the Ends of the World : Herodotus and Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography / Donald Murray -- 3. Map, Catalogue, Drama, Narrative: Representations of the Aegean Space / Paola Ceccarelli -- 4. An Uneasy Smile: Herodotus on Saps and the Question of How to View the World / Mathieu de Bakker -- 5. Mapping Spatial and Temporal Distance in Herodotus and Thucydides / Tim Rood -- 6. From Herodotus to a 'Hellenistic' World? The Eastern Geographies of Aristotle and Theophrastus / Kathryn Stevens
  • Part 2: The Hestia Project: Towards a Narrative Geography of Herodotus' Histories. 7. Between East and West : Movements and Transformations in Herodotean Topology / Stefan Bouzarovski and Elton Barker -- 8. Telling Stories with Maps: Exploring Herodotean Geography through Digital Tools / Elton Barker, Leif Isaksen, and Jessica Ogden -- 9. Space-travelling in Herodotus Book 5 / Elton Barker and Christopher Pelling
  • Part 3: Technologies, Methodologies, Theories : Contemporary Approaches to Mapping Space. 10. Pots in Space : An Exploratory and Geographical Network Analysis of Roman Pottery Distribution / Tom Brughmans and Jeroen Poblome -- 11. Tracing Networks : Technological Knowledge, Cultural Contact and Knowledge Exchange in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond / Lin Foxhall and Katharina Rebay-Salisbury -- 12. Verbal Expressions of Geographical Information / Oyvind Eide -- Epilogue : A View from the Boundary / Christopher Pelling
Control code
936082158
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199664139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936082158

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