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By Elton Barker,Stefan Bouzarovski,Christopher Pelling,Leif Isaksen

Maps dominate the trendy experience of position and geography. but, as far as we will inform, maps have been infrequent within the Greco-Roman global and, while pointed out in resources, are mistrusted and criticized. at the present time, technological advances have dropped at the fore a wholly new set of equipment for representing and interacting with area. unlike conventional 'topographic' views, the territorial volume of monetary and political geographical regions is more and more conceived even though a
'topological' lens, during which the character and frequency of hyperlinks between various websites subject greater than the actual distances among them.

New Worlds from outdated Texts specializes in the traditional Greek adventure of area, conceived of when it comes to either its literature and fabric tradition continues to be, and makes use of this to mirror on sleek considering. Comprising twelve chapters written by way of a hugely interdisciplinary diversity of individuals, this edited assortment explores the wealthy array of representational units hired by means of old authors, whose narrative depictions of spatial kinfolk defy the common sense of pictures and surfaces that dominates
contemporary cartographic inspiration. the quantity specializes in Herodotus' Histories-a textual content that's more and more brought up via Classicists as an instance of the way old perceptions of house could have been really diversified to the fashionable cartographic view-but additionally considers perceptions of area throughout the lens of other
authors, genres, cultural contexts, and disciplines. In doing so, it finds how a learn of the traditional international could be reinvigorated through, and in flip support to form, sleek technological innovation and methods.

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