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Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe

Steven Seegel


The book narrates the lives of five cartographers active in the early 20th century and uses records of their correspondence along historical research about the period to substantiate an analysis of the political and personal considerations that shaped the science of mapmaking. The cartographers worked with and made maps of East Central Europe before, throughout, and after World War I, driven onward to solidify their status and worth in strange frontiers after the tumultuous precursors and events of the Great War scattered them across national boundaries. Their projects were informed by nationa ... More

Keywords: cartography, geography, World War I, Twentieth Century, Psychohistory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226438498
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226438528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Seegel, author
University of Northern Colorado