The Cartographic State: Maps, Territory, and the Origins of Sovereignty

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Why is today's world map filled with uniform states separated by linear boundaries? The answer to this question is central to our understanding of international politics, but the question is at the same time much more complex - and more revealing - than we might first think. This book examines the important but overlooked role played by cartography itself in the development of modern states. Drawing upon evidence from the history of cartography, peace treaties and political practices, the book reveals that early modern ...

The Cartographic State: Maps, Territory, and the Origins of Sovereignty 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107499720

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The Cartographic State: Maps, Territory, and the Origins of Sovereignty 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107040960

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