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Ritter, Karl

Index: Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 432.

German geographer, 1779-1859, author of Die Erdkunde

Fishburn and Hughes: A German geographer and professor of history at the University of Frankfurt, author of Die Erdkunde im Verhältnis zur Natur und Geschichte des Menschen (Geography and the Study of Nature and History of Mankind). Ritter is regarded as the father of modern geography. There are two editions of his monumental work (1817-18, revised 1822), which has remained incomplete. The book presents the topography of a country as a leading element in its historic development. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius