Aimé Vincent Perpillou, 1902-1976

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Aimé Perpillou was in every respect a classical French geographer trained in Paris by the direct disciples of Vidal de la Blache and remaining faithful to the ideas and practices of Albert Demangeon, his father-in-law. He saw his role as that of an educator and, like Demangeon, wrote useful texts for students, teachers and pupils at various stages of education. As a professor he was clear and comprehensive, displaying his belief in the unity of geography (physical, regional and cartographic), but he was able to focus on economic geography during his quarter century of teaching at the Sorbonne. His personal interests in transport geography were developed through the work of some of his doctoral students. Perpillou’s fascination for tracing changes in rural land use in France, as recorded in land-tax documents, reached fruition in three national maps spanning a century and a half. – (HC)

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Article de périodique

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Geographers. Biobibliographical studies, issn : 0308-6992, 2012, vol. 31, p. 56-63, nombre de pages : 8

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Mansell

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