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A history of the world in 47 borders : the stories behind the lines on our maps

Elledge, Jonn2024
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People have been drawing lines on maps for as long as there have been maps to draw on. Sometimes rooted in physical geography, sometimes entirely arbitrary, these lines might often have looked very different if a war or treaty or the decisions of a handful of tired Europeans had gone a different way. By telling the stories of these borders, we can learn a lot about how political identities are shaped, why the world looks the way it does - and about the scale of human folly. From the Roman attempts to define the boundaries of civilisation, to the secret British-French agreement to carve up the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, to the reason why landlocked Bolivia still maintains a navy, this is a fascinating, witty and surprising look at the history of the world told through its borders.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Wildfire, 2024.©2024
Collation:
xii, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-346)and index.
ISBN:
9781472298515978147229851597814722985159781472298508
Dewey class:
912.09912
Language:
English
BRN:
556953
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - History912 ELLOnloan - Due: 29 Jul 2024
Sandringham LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Countries912 ELLIn-transit from Sandringham Library to Brighton Library (Set: 21 Jun 2024)
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