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Quantitative historical analysis uncovers a single dimension of complexity that structures global variation in human social organization
Significance Do human societies from around the world exhibit similarities in the way that they are structured and show commonalities in the ways that they have evolved? To address theseExpand
From named place to naming event: creating gazetteers for history
This paper discusses the episodic nature of historical temporality, the narrative form of reasoning in history, and the value of using events as the basis for gazetteers in order to reflect the character of knowledge about historical places. Expand
Geographic search : Catalogs, gazetteers, and maps
Libraries need to support geographic search. The traditional reliance on place names and political jurisdictions needs to be complemented by greater attention to space, using latitude and longitude.Expand
Geographical Information and Historical Research: Current Progress and Future Directions
This paper examines the emerging role of GIS in historical research. Expand
On historical gazetteers
We propose historical gazetteers in which dates appear mainly in order to help reference particular instances of place names. Expand
Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis: Vision and Work Plan
This article conveys the vision of a world-historical dataset, constructed in order to provide data on human social affairs at the global level over the past several centuries. The construction ofExpand
Historical Gazetteers: An Experiential Perspective, with Examples from Chinese History
Historians and other humanists interested in modeling the spatiality of past places should consider the value of digital gazetteers, which are indexes of place names. In contrast to geographicExpand
'Dividing the Realm in Order to Govern': The Spatial Organization of the Song State
States are inherently and fundamentally geographical. Sovereignty is based on control of territory. This book uses Song China to explain how a pre-industrial regime organized itself spatially inExpand