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Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830

Paul Stock


Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760–1830 seeks to establish what literate British people understood by the word ‘Europe’ in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It achieves this objective through detailed analysis of nearly 350 geographical reference works, textbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias. Largely neglected by historians, these materials were widely read by contemporaries and can reveal the formative ideas about Europe circulating in Britain. The book therefore traces the history of ideas in non-elite contexts; it moves away from an approach to inte ... More

Keywords: idea of Europe, geographical thought, Britain, Europe, eighteenth century, nineteenth century, European identity, British identity, British–European relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198807117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Stock, author
Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

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