Landscape in the Longue Duree: A Historical Perspective (Hardcover)
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The longue duree is an approach to the study of history that prioritizes long-term historical structures over the history of events. It concentrates on slowly evolving structures, and the common characteristics of a group of people. The root of the idea is to examine extended periods of time and draw conclusions from historical trends and patterns. Scholars often apply the longue duree to examine settler colonialism, which is an imperialist style of occupation with a fixation on land. Landscape was also often used to propagate ideas of the governing groups. Proponents of the longue duree state that a broader, more macro synthesis of history clarifies long-term patterns and trends that would otherwise not be realized. This book covers in detail some existent theories and innovative concepts revolving around landscape and the longue duree. While understanding the long-term perspectives of the topics, it makes an effort in highlighting their impact as a modern tool for the growth of the discipline. For all those who are interested in this field, this book can prove to be an essential guide.