Geographies of England

Geographies of England

The North-South Divide, Material and Imagined

Book - 2004
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To what extent has a North-South divide been a structural feature of England's geography during the last millennium and to what extent has it been especially associated with, and recognized during, particular periods in the past? These are the central questions addressed in this pioneering exploration of the history of a fundamentally geographical concept. Six essays treating different historical periods in time are integrated by their common concern with two geographical questions: first, to what extent is it possible for us to detect a material or tangible North-South divide in England in those periods in terms of regional differences in, for example, population, economy, society and culture; and, secondly, how important was the idea of such a divide to the geographical imaginations of contemporaries? A concluding essay by the editors reviews the social construction of England's geography and history and the significance of the North-South divide as a cultural metaphor.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780521822619
Branch Call Number: DA600 .G455 2004
Characteristics: xi, 216 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Billinge, Mark
Baker, Alan R. H.


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