The King's Two Maps: Cartography & Culture in Thirteenth-Century England (Hardback) book cover

The King's Two Maps

Cartography & Culture in Thirteenth-Century England

By Daniel Birkholz

© 2004 – Routledge

290 pages | 72 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

While a culture may have a dominant way of "mapping," its geography is always plural, and there is always competition among conceptions of space. Beginning with this understanding, this book traces the map's early development into an emblem of the state, and charts the social and cultural implications of this phenomenon. This book chronicles the specific technologies, both material and epistemological, by which the map shows itself capable of accessing, organizing, and reorienting a tremendous range of information.

About the Author

Daniel Birkholtz is Assistant Professor at Pomona College. His areas of expertise include manuscript culture, Scandinavia and Viking Britain, medieval literature, and medieval London.

About the Series

Studies in Medieval History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Europe / Western
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Medieval