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Geography
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1. Concept

Geography literally means “description of the Earth” (Greek geographía). With astronomy, it forms part of cosmography, the science of the cosmos. Since Antiquity, geography in the stricter sense has denoted a learned tradition of knowledge related to the description of the Earth as a whole, in particular its physical…

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Schröder, Iris, “Geography”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019909>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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