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This term was coined in 1842 by L. F. Kämtz, who defined anthropogeography as that aspect of geography, ‘which above all else has to consider the influence of external natural conditions on the physical and spiritual constitution of human beings.’ [1. 273]. F. Ratzel established this term within geographical science [2]. Nowadays, anthropogeography is frequently equated with cultural or social geography, although not without contradiction [3. 180 f.]. Ancient authors often refer t…

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Heucke, Clemens (Munich), “Anthropogeography”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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