Territory: Part I

Stuart Elden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781405189897
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • "territory," straight-forwardly understood-a bounded space under the control of a group
  • Bartolus's use of territorium-taking the notion of land, or land belonging to an entity, thing to which jurisdiction applies
  • English word "territory," and related words in Western European languages-deriving from the Latin term territorium
  • Political situation in Europe-more complicated in practice, in kingdoms outside of the Empire, notably England and France
  • Question of territory, being not to privilege it-above other spatial questions
  • Sophisticated Greek terminology-for understanding political rule, of value to secular rulers, independence from papal authority
  • Territory, conceptually difficult to grasp-operating at a range of spatial scales, from locality marked by gang graffiti
  • Word "territories"-commonly appearing in six plays in eleven separate instances

Cite this