Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

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The simplest purpose of a map is a rational one: to educate, to solve a problem, to point someone in the right direction. Maps shape and communicate information, for the sake of improved orientation. But maps exist for states as well as individuals, and they need to be interpreted as expressions of power and knowledge, as Steven Seegel makes clear in his impressive and important new book. Mapping Europe's Borderlands takes the familiar problems of state and nation building in eastern Europe and presents them through an ...

Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226744254

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