The Cultural Geographies of Landscape

Claudio Minca

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The concept of cultural landscape has been at the core of the scientific concerns of genera- tions of geographers and geographical understandings of landscape have also influenced the ways in which modern landscape has been conceived in cognate disciplines. This paper, a modified version of the author’s Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Cultural Geography at Wageningen University, will briefly reflect, with the help of some biographical hints, on the nature of Geography and in particular on the 'power of landscape' for spatial theory and spatial analysis. In the final part of the paper a particular attention is given to the relationship between the cultural landscape and tourism and travel, envisioned as key expressions of the spatialities of the ‘Modern’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-62
JournalHungarian Geographical Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • cultural geography, landscape, spatial theory, modern travel and tourism

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