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Four Points of the Compass

Four Points of the Compass

The Unexpected History of Direction

25,95 €
05.09.2024 (predobjednávka)

North, south, east and west: almost all societies use the four cardinal directions to orientate themselves, to understand who they are by projecting where they are. For millennia, these four directions have been foundational to our travel, navigation and exploration and are central to the imaginative, moral and political geography of virtually every culture in the world. Yet they are far more subjective and various – sometimes contradictory – than we might realize.

The Four Points of the Compass takes the reader on a journey of directional discovery. Jerry Brotton reveals why Hebrew culture privileges east; why Renaissance Europeans began drawing north at the top of their maps; why the early Islam revered the south; why the Aztecs used five colour-coded cardinal directions; and why no societies, primitive or modern, have ever orientated themselves westwards. He ends by reflecting on our digital age in which we, the little blue dot on the screen, have become the most important compass point.

Throughout, Brotton shows that the directions reflect a human desire to create order and that they only have meaning, literally and metaphorically, depending on where you stand.


Podrobnosti

Autor Jerry Brotton
Vydavateľ Penguin Books Ltd
Jazyk anglický
VäzbaHardback
Počet strán224
Formát222 x 138 x 25
Hmotnosť400
EAN9780241556870
Rok vydania2024
Edícia História

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Jerry Brotton

Ďalšie knihy autora z oddelenia Knihy v angličtine

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