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TitleGeography and ethnography : perceptions of the world in pre-modern societies
Author edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub and Richard J.A. Talbert
Imprint Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
Descript xv, 357 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm


Where the black antelope roam: dharma and human geography in India / Christopher Minkowski -- Humans, demons, gods and their worlds: the sacred and scientific cosmologies of India / Kim Plofker -- Structured perceptions of real and imagined landscapes in early China / Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu -- Nonary cosmography in ancient China / John B. Henderson -- Knowledge of other cultures in China's early empires / Michale Loewe -- The Mississippian peoples' worldview / Kathleen DuVal -- Aztec geography and spatial imagination / Barbara E. Mundy -- Inca worldview / Catherine Julien -- Masters of the four corners of the heavens: view of the universe in early Mesopotamian writings / Piotr Michalowski -- The world and the geography of otherness in pharaonic Egypt / Gerald Moers -- On earth as in heaven: the apocalyptic vision of world geography from Urzeit to Endzeit according to the Book of Jubilees / James M. Scott -- 'I know the number of the sand and the measure of the sea': geography and difference in the early Greek world / Susan Guettel Cole -- Continents, climates, and cultures: Greek theories of global structure / James Romm -- The geographical narrative of Strabo of Amasia / Daniela Dueck -- The Roman worldview: beyond recovery? / Richard J. A. Talbert -- The medieval Islamic worldview: Arabic geography in its historical context / Adam J. Silverstein -- The Book of Curiosities: an eleventh-century Egyptian view of the lands of the infidels / Emilie Savage-Smith -- Geography and ethnography in medieval Europe: classical traditions and contemporary concerns / Natalia Lozovsky -- Europeans plot the wider world, 1500-1750 / David Buisseret

Geographical perception -- Cross-cultural studies Human geography -- Cross-cultural studies Civilization Ancient

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