A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

Author: Tim Bryars

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ISBN: 0712358560

Category: Cartography

Page: 240

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The 20th century was a golden age of map-making, and maps permeated almost every aspect of daily life. It was a century overshadowed by war which was also marked by tremendous social and technological change to which millions of contemporary maps bear witness. Most were created for a specific and immediate purpose, and have never been reprinted or discussed, until now. From the first British concentration camps to the only Nazi labour camp on British soil, and from a trench map used at the Battle of the Somme to an escape and evasion map from the first Gulf War, this book explores the cartographic legacy of 20th-century conflict, from top-secret documents to mass propaganda. These 100 maps tell many stories, revealing changing social attitudes towards the unfamiliar and unconventional, from Jewish London at the turn of the century to women in the workplace, and from the Edwardian opium trade to gay London in the 1980s. The maps cover the peak of imperial pageantry as well as rapid post-war decolonisation, and they explore technological change from the expansion of the London Underground system to 1980s computer games. This book tells the story of a 'British' 20th century, but one which has been interpreted in the broadest possible sense, culturally and geographically.
A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Tim Bryars, Tom Harper
Categories: Cartography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

The 20th century was a golden age of map-making, and maps permeated almost every aspect of daily life. It was a century overshadowed by war which was also marked by tremendous social and technological change to which millions of contemporary maps bear witness. Most were created for a specific and
A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Tim Bryars, Tom Harper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-22 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The twentieth century was a golden age of mapmaking, an era of cartographic boom. Maps proliferated and permeated almost every aspect of daily life, not only chronicling geography and history but also charting and conveying myriad political and social agendas. Here Tim Bryars and Tom Harper select one hundred maps
20th Century Maps
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Tom Harper
Categories: Cartography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

On the occasion of the British Library exhibition Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line, 4 November 2016 - 1 March 2017.
Atlas
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Tom Harper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-11 - Publisher:

The British Library's map collection is the national cartographic collection of Britain and numbers around four million maps dating from 15 CE to 2017 CE. These include road maps drawn for 13th century pilgrims and sea charts for 17th-century pirates. They include the first printed map to show the Americas
Europe
Language: en
Pages: 1365
Authors: Norman Davies
Categories: Europe
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

From the Ice Age to the Cold War and beyond, from Reykjavik to Riga, from Archimedes to Einstein, Alexander to Yeltsin, here between the covers of a single volume Norman Davies tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to the present day. The book's absorbing narrative lays