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Maps, Mazes, and 18th century London (apology: this is a long post)

Brewer’s article tracing writing, authors, and authorship in 18th century London brought up a lot of different associations for me, so this blogpost is an attempt to start sorting out some of that. Brewer shows how, in the course of…
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“Voyagers” and Explorers – Chartier’s Unexplored Spaces

Chartier states early in his essay that “The task of the historians is, then, to reconstruct the variations that differentiate the “readable space” (the texts in their material and discursive forms) and those which govern the circumstances of their “actualization”…
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