Title
Consuming maps and producing space : explaining regional variations in the reception and agency of mapmaking in the Low Countries during the medieval and early modern periods Consuming maps and producing space : explaining regional variations in the reception and agency of mapmaking in the Low Countries during the medieval and early modern periods
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Publication type
article
Publication
Cambridge ,
Subject
Sociology
History
Source (journal)
Continuity and change : a journal of social structure, law and demography in past societies. - Cambridge, 1986, currens
Volume/pages
29(2014) :2 , p. 209-240
ISSN
0268-4160
ISI
000340251100003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The acceptance of mapmaking in medieval and early modern Europe was neither a uniform nor a linear process. Comparing two neighbouring regions in the Low Countries, we explain the varying appetite for maps and mapmaking first by unravelling how people dealt with space before the introduction of modern mapmaking and, second, by identifying the actors that actively promoted its adoption. In regions where local elites had already been considering space as a commodity with a preference for clear-cut, geometric forms before the introduction of mapmaking, the latter was enthusiastically accepted and rapidly became instrumental in propagating this modern concept of space. Other regions did not develop this appetite for mapmaking and continued to prefer different and more negotiable representations of space.
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