Despite its alternate fortunes during the past century, the term geopolitics has seen a considerable success in the last two decades. In this informative and updated book, structured in eleven chapters, Black explores many aspects of the “spatial dynamics of power,” expanding its historical horizon to find geopolitical precursors in ancient China and Rome, especially during the last 500 years, in Chapters 2 to 5. To such chronological and geographical extension corresponds a more general approach to the subject: Given that the ambiguities of the term and its use by politicians, diplomats, advisors, journalists, etc., are well known to political geographers, Black refuses to be constrained by disciplinary borders. Solidly grounded in many decades of historical and interdisciplinary readings, he considers the complex relations between power and space, and their perception, from a plurality of angles, ranging from the history of international relations and cartography to diplomatic and military history,...
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February 01 2017
Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance. By Jeremy Black (Bloomington, Indiana University Press 2016) 336 pp. $ 85.00 cloth $ 32.00 paper
Online ISSN: 1530-9169
Print ISSN: 0022-1953
© 2017 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Inc.
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2017) 47 (4): 537–538.
Luca Muscarà; Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance. By Jeremy Black (Bloomington, Indiana University Press 2016) 336 pp. $ 85.00 cloth $ 32.00 paper. The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 2017; 47 (4): 537–538. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/JINH_r_01054
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