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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
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Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History'

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 522/3/4

Date(s)

1881

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

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Name of creator

Geikie | Sir | Archibald | 1835-1924 | professor of geology, University of Edinburgh

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them to a geological timeframe, suggesting the influence of the geology in certain areas to how different areas developed, using examples from numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but also from Europe.

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