Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Historical Geography

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1060

Historical geography is a branch of human geography. It studies the geographical environment and its evolution during historical periods. It can be subdivided into historical physical geography, historical human geography, regional historical geography and historical cartography. The term ‘historical period’ applied in historical geography usually refers to a period in the Holocene, which began approximately 10,000 years ago while the primitive agriculture first appeared and the human activities started to make impacts.

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