The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom (Cambridge Human Geography)

5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521353052: The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom (Cambridge Human Geography)

In this book James Duncan convincingly argues that landscapes are not only culturally produced, but that they also influence governing ideas of political and religious life. He analyzes this dialectic relationship between landscape and the pursuit of power in the royal capital of Kandy in the central highlands of Sri Lanka during the early years of the nineteenth century and demonstrates how the Kandyan landscape was consciously produced to further the perceived interests of the Kandyan kings. Using extensive archival sources, architectural analysis and mapping, the author reveals how the landscape was designed to foster a certain hegemonic reading that spoke of the power, benevolence and legitimacy of the kings in their capital.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

James Duncan convincingly argues that landscapes are not only culturally produced, but that they also influence governing ideas of political and religious life. Using extensive archival sources, architectural analysis and mapping, the author reveals how the Kandyan landscape was designed to foster a certain hegemonic reading that spoke of the power, benevolence and legitimacy of the kings in their capital.

Review:

"Duncan's book is an impressive piece of research and analysis, a valuable resource and stimulus for thinking about other landscapes in South and Southeast Asia." Dennis Hudson, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 83.99
US$ 10.35

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James S. Duncan
Published by Cambridge University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 052135305X ISBN 13: 9780521353052
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2005. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88571394

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 10.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James S. Duncan
Published by Cambridge University Press (1990)
ISBN 10: 052135305X ISBN 13: 9780521353052
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Anybook Ltd.
(Lincoln, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1990. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 6810648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 64.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James S. Duncan
ISBN 10: 052135305X ISBN 13: 9780521353052
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97805213530523.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 104.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds