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This fascinating book focuses on 100 maps that changed human understanding of the world around us, changed the course of map-making, or directly influenced the path of history. It reveals how different people have observed and represented their world through the ages, and how world maps have been used for a variety of purposes. A team of experts address the key questions of how, why, and crucially, if, these maps have changed the world. It is illustrated with 100 of the world's most beautiful maps.
Introduction; 1 The Ancient World; 2 The Classical World; 3 The Medieval World; 4 The Age of Discovery; 5 The Age of Empire; 6 The Modern World; Chronology, Further Reading, and Resources; Index.
Jeremy Harwood was previously the Head of History and General Reference Publishing for Reader's Digest as well as being the author of countless books. Dr Sarah Bendall is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.