Historical geography has been a major area of activity in recent years. Much of the recent work and research findings have been extremely valuable to historians and archaeologists and as background to the study of contemporary geography. This reissue, first published in 1987, presents an overview of contemporary developments in all the major branches of the discipline. As such it provides a valuable introduction to the subject, a review of the latest state of the art and a pointer to future research directions.
1. Introduction 2. Theory and methodology in historical geography 3. Data sources in historical geography 4. The dark ages 5. Medieval economy and society 6. Agriculture and rural society 7. The historical geography of industrial change 8. People and housing in industrial society 9. Historical demography 10. Urban morphology 11. Rural settlement