By Jerry Brotton
A attention-grabbing examine twelve maps—from old Greece to Google Earth—and how they replaced our world
during this masterful learn, historian and cartography specialist Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history’s so much influential maps, from stone capsule to bright display screen. beginning with Ptolemy, "father of contemporary geography,” and finishing with satellite tv for pc cartography, A heritage of the area in 12 Maps brings maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe, and the Islamic and Buddhist worlds to lifestyles and divulges their impact on how we—literally—look at our current world.
As Brotton indicates, the lengthy street to our current geographical fact used to be rife with controversy, manipulation, and distinctive pursuits trumping technology. throughout the centuries maps were wielded to advertise any variety of imperial, non secular, and financial agendas, and feature represented the idiosyncratic and uneasy fusion of technology and subjectivity. Brotton additionally conjures the worlds that produced those striking works of cartography and tells the tales of these who created, used, and misused them for his or her personal ends.
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From the ﬁrst broadcast in Hungarian in October 1951 to just before the FOCUS campaign in 1954, the Hungarian regime and the rest of Eastern Europe ignored RFE’s Hungarian language broadcasts. In three years, RFE noted only nineteen media attacks against the Voice of Free Hungary. In the ﬁrst week after FOCUS started, twenty media attacks were noted in Hungary and other Eastern European countries against FOCUS. 26 Operation FOCUS did have an impact in Hungary. In December 1956, for example, the Radio Free Europe Audience Analysis Section commissioned a report of interviews with over a thousand Hungarian refugees.
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