ABOUT THIS BOOK
Landscape Biographies explores the long, complex histories of landscapes from personal and social perspectives. Twenty geographers, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists investigate the diverse ways in which landscapes and monuments have been constructed, transmitted, and transformed from prehistory to the present, from Manhattan to Shanghai, Iceland to Portugal, England to Estonia.
Jan Kolen is professor of landscape archaeology and cultural heritage and director of the Center for Global Heritage and Development at Leiden University. Hans Renes is a historical geographer at the University of Utrecht and professor of heritage and planning at VU University Amsterdam. Rita Hermans is coordinator at the Research Institute for the Heritage and History of the Cultural Landscape and Urban Environment in Amsterdam.