(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

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Giovanni Marinelli, 1846-1900, and Olinto Marinelli, 1874-1926

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Giovanni Marinelli and his son Olinto are regarded as the two main figures in the establishment and institutionalization of modern academic geography in Italy, from the last decades of the nineteenth into the beginning of the twentieth century. Their contribution was principally in physical geography and in the role played by cartography in describing and understanding relations between people and their environment. Most Italian geographers accepted their theoretical and methodological approach for a long time after their death; indeed, the influence of the Marinellis is still recognizable in the teaching of geography. Some scholars have introduced the term ‘Scuola Friulana’ (the Friulian School) to connote their conjoint scientific approach and its legacy, even if the centre of influence for their work was Florence. It was due to Olinto Marinelli’s work and his participation in international research projects that Italian geography was integrated into the mainstream of European and North American geography. - (HC)


Article of periodic

published at : Geographers. Biobibliographical studies / ISSN 0308-6992

Editor : Mansell, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 33 [pp. 69-105]



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