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HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY


Teaching Staff: Anogiatis-Pelé Dimitrios
Course Code: ΙΣΓ601
Course Type: Seminar
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 3
ECTS: 5

Short Description:

Co-lecturer:  I. Athanassopoulou


Lectures on the basic principles of the cognitive subject, focusing on the two-way relationship of humans and their historical environment within a long time, that is, how human societies shape or define the surrounding environment, but also how they are influenced by it.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Historical testimonies on the two-way relationship of human societies and the environment are being analyzed in different historical periods. Emphasis is placed on the perception of the place and its exploitation by humans in time, both in daily-practical and in theoretical level.


Syllabus:

Week #1:
Introduction to Historical Geography
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #2:
Sources of Historical Geography
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #3:
Evolution of cartography and landscape depictions
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #4:
Mediterranean, Space and History (the mountainous area)
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #5:
Mediterranean, Space and History (the lowland area)
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #6:
Mediterranean, Space and History (the marine space)
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #7:
Mediterranean, Space and History (the island area)
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #8:
Mediterranean, Space and History (Urban Area)
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #9:
The Mediterranean Area and Human Presence (humans as creators of their surrounding environment, the landscape and their impact on the life of human societies)
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #10:
The Mediterranean: one Economy - World (the basic laws of one "economy - world", the Mediterranean area and the economy of the 12th-18th centuries)
Study and analysis of historical testimonies

Week #11:
PRESENTATION OF STUDENT PROJECTS

Week #12:
PRESENTATION OF STUDENT PROJECTS

Week #13:
PRESENTATION OF STUDENT PROJECTS


Suggested Bibliography:

Braudel, Civilisation matérielle, économie et capitalisme, XVe-XVIIIes., Δ. Ανωγιάτης-Pelé, Δρόμοι και διακίνηση στον Ελλαδικό χώρο κατά τον 18ο αι. Τ. Hall, Αστική γεωγραφία.


Teaching Methods:

Use of power point, historical sources, videos, using maps, qgis geographic software.


Evaluation Methods:

Written essay.


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