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Regionalização e história: uma contribuição introdutória ao debate teórico-metodológico


  • Alexandre Mendes Cunha


  • Rodrigo Ferreira Simões


  • João Antonio de Paula



This paper intends to contribute to the theoretical and methodological debate on regionalization and history. Firstly, it starts discussing the very concept of region on its several related approaches: geography, political economy, history and historiography. Then, a methodological issue is analyzed, that is to say: the paper tries to articulate the most important criteria of spatial segmentation embedded on regionalization (analytical functionalism, heterogeneity and homogeneity) with: a) the necessity of non-anachronism; and b) the necessity of a historical dynamic approach on definition of regional boundaries

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  • Alexandre Mendes Cunha & Rodrigo Ferreira Simões & João Antonio de Paula, 2005. "Regionalização e história: uma contribuição introdutória ao debate teórico-metodológico," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td260, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td260

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    1. Hoyt, William H. & Rosenthal, Stuart S., 1997. "Household Location and Tiebout: Do Families Sort According to Preferences for Locational Amenities?," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(2), pages 159-178, September.
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    1. Charles C. Mueller, 2012. "Regional Development and Agricultural Expansion in Brazil’s Legal Amazon: The Case of the Mato Grosso Frontier," Chapters,in: The Regional Impact of National Policies, chapter 11 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Region; Economic spaces; History; Regionalization;

    JEL classification:

    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
    • N96 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General

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