Features of Common Sense Geography

Implicit knowledge structures in ancient geographical texts

Edited by: Klaus Geus, Martin Thiering

The contributions in this volume combine fundamental questions of common sense geography with case studies of ancient geographical texts. The book bridges synchronic cognitive linguistic and cognitive psychological approaches to the ancient texts with a diachronic perspective. The mental modeling of common sense geography is a fruitful theoretical approach, to gain deeper insights in universal and cultural-specific mnemonic representational systems on the one hand, and to enhance our understanding of ancient geography on the other. (Series: Ancient Culture and History / Antike Kultur und Geschichte - Vol. 16)

Publication Date: 6/13/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9783643905284