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Richard Talbert (UNC): Classical Cartography: Asia Minor, the Kieperts, and World War I (Video)

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March 13, 2017 - 5:15pm to 7:30pm
David Rumsey Map Center

Attendance is free, Pre-register here to attend. 

This topic exposes ironies and offers a cautionary tale: During World War I the standard maps of Asia Minor by Heinrich Kiepert and his son Richard become a mainstay for the British General Staff. However, serious flaws lurk in the Germans’ work, and alertness to them can curb our temptation to fault classical cartography for its arrested growth. 

Richard Talbert is a historian from England, known for his work on Roman government and institutions, as well as for mapping the ancient world and investigating Roman worldviews. In addition to the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, his many books include Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered, Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in Your Hand, and Mercury’s Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World.  

This lecture is now available on Stanford YouTube and iTunes U

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