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Mapping the Germans: Statistical Science, Cartography, and the Visualization of the German Nation, 1848–1914

Jason D. Hansen

Abstract

This book examines the role played by statistics and cartography in defining the German national imaginary across the long nineteenth century. It asks how spatially specific knowledge about the nation was constructed, showing the contested and difficult nature of objectifying this frustratingly plastic substance. Here ideology and politics were not in and of themselves capable of providing satisfactory answers to questions about the geography and membership of the nation. Rather, technology also played a key role in this process, helping to produce the scientific authority needed to make such ... More

Keywords: nationalism, cartography, statistical science, German history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714392
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714392.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason D. Hansen, author
Assistant Professor of History, Furman University