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The Geographic Imagination of Modernity: Geography, Literature, and Philosophy in German Romanticism

Chenxi Tang


This book traces the emergence of the geographic paradigm in modern Western thought in the decades around 1800. This period represents an extraordinary intellectual threshold, a time when European society invented new conceptual strategies for making sense of itself. The book brings to light geography as one of the most important of these conceptual strategies. The book's inquiry revolves, first of all, around the rise of geographic science, as it is in this science that the geographic imagination crystallizes. The second part of the book offers a systematic study of the key spatial categories ... More

Keywords: geographic paradigm, modern Western thought, intellectual threshold, European society, conceptual strategies, geography, geographic science, geographic imagination, spatial categories, orientation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758390
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chenxi Tang, author