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Data Sources in Historical Geography

Claval (1984) and Jager (1972) demonstrate, historical geographers have tended to employ historical explanation for the purposes of elucidating modern problems. Whilst the close links between history and geography in the training of continental geographers, particularly in France (Clout, 1985) have given human geographers considerable facility in the handling of primary record material, their studies, by and large, have been less overtly source-oriented than has been common in British or North American historical geography.