Jean Gottmann 1915–1994

Hugh Clout and Peter Hall

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780197263020
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734199 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Jean Gottmann 1915–1994

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Jean Gottmann was one of the great human geographers of a generation reared in the classic school of French regional study. His achievement was to apply the insights and synthetic capacities of that school to illuminate the geography of the United States, his second adopted country. He came to Britain to make his third academic home, receiving there the highest academic accolade his hosts could confer upon him; altogether, a true academician. No other geographer was simultaneously Fellow of the British Academy and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.

Keywords: geographers; political scientist; scholars; United States; Britain; French regional study

Chapter.  5887 words. 

Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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