Routes, Roads and Landscapes


Routes, Roads and Landscapes brings together outstanding scholars from cultural history, geography, philosophy, and a host of other disciplines, examining the complex entanglement between routes and landscapes in Europe and North America from 1750 until the present. It traces changing conceptions of the landscape, looking at how movement has been facilitated, imagined and represented and how such movement in turn has conditioned understandings of the landscape. A particular focus is on the modern transportation landscape as it came into being with the canal, the railway, and the automobile. These modes of transport have had a profound impact on the perception and conceptualization of the modern landscape, a relationship investigated in detail by authors such as Gernot Böhme, Sarah Bonnemaison, Tim Cresswell, Finola O’Kane, Charlotte Klonk, Peter Merriman, Christine Macy, David Nye, Vittoria Di Palma, Charles Withers, and Thomas Zeller. Edited by Mari Hvatum, et. al eds. Published by Ashgate (


Originally posted May 2, 2012. Latest revision May 3, 2021.

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