The first book of Volume Two of the monumental History of Cartography focuses on mapping in non-Western cultures, an area of study traditionally overlooked by Western scholars. Extensive original research makes this the foremost source for defining, describing, and analyzing this vast and unexplored theater of cartographic history. Book One offers a critical synthesis of maps, mapmaking, and mapmakers in the Islamic world and South Asia. These mapping traditions, when placed within their cultural contexts, are rich with insights into the way different peoples understand and interact with their surroundings. It is hoped that the books of Volume Two not only capture a sense of this richness but also encourage future research that will bring the history of non-Western cartography into the mainstream of the history of cartography.
Volume Two, Book One contains 604 pages, 40-page color inserts, 40 color plates, 355 halftones, and 8 tables.
The Association of American Publishers’ R. R. Hawkins Award for Best Scholarly Book for 1992 (from among more than 320 nominees in over 20 fields)
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About the Editors
J. B. Harley (1932–1991) was a geographer, cartographer, and map historian at the universities of Birmingham, Liverpool, Exeter, and Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He co-founded the History of Cartography Project along with David Woodward. Harley’s work has gained broad prominence among geographers and social theorists, and it has contributed greatly to the emerging discipline of critical cartography.
David Woodward (1942–2004) was Arthur H. Robinson Professor of Geography Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he taught for more than twenty years. Along with the late J. B. Harley, he was founding editor of the History of Cartography Project. In 2002, the Royal Geographical Society honored him with the Murchison Award for his lifelong contribution to the study of the history of cartography.
Read more about the founding editors of the Project here.
Gerald R. Tibbetts was previously librarian, Senate House Library, University of London.
Joseph E. Schwartzberg is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and is a prominent world federalist scholar. His interests include South and Southeast Asia and historical cartography.
Ahmet T. Karamustafa is Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. His expertise is in social and intellectual history of medieval and early modern Islam in the Middle East and Southwest Asia as well as in theory and method in the study of religion.