Political space in pre-industrial Europe / edited by Beat Kümin ; with a preface by James C. Scott.

"Social and cultural studies are experiencing a 'spatial turn'. Micro-sites, localities, empires as well as virtual or imaginary spaces attract increasing attention. In most of these works, space emerges as a social construct rather than a mere container. This collection examines the...

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Other Authors: Kümin, Beat A.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
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Summary:"Social and cultural studies are experiencing a 'spatial turn'. Micro-sites, localities, empires as well as virtual or imaginary spaces attract increasing attention. In most of these works, space emerges as a social construct rather than a mere container. This collection examines the potential and limitations of spatial approaches for the political history of pre-industrial Europe. Adopting a broad definition of 'political', the volume concentrates on two key questions: Where did political exchange take place? How did spatial dimensions affect political life in different periods and contexts?" --Book Jacket.
Physical Description:xii, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780754660729 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0754660729 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780754695486 (ebk.)
0754695484 (ebk.)