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Alcock, Susan E.

Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World

Alcock, Susan E. - Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World, ebook

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Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World reveals the significance and interconnectedness of early civilizations’ pathways. This international collection of readings providing a description and comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of transport and communication across pre-modern cultures.

  • Offers a comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of overland transport and communication networks across pre-modern cultures
  • Addresses the burgeoning interest in connectivity and globalization in ancient history, archaeology, anthropology, and recent work in network analysis
  • Explores the societal, cultural, and religious implications of various transportation networks around the globe
  • Includes contributions from an international team of scholars with expertise on pre-modern India, China, Japan, the Americas, North Africa, Europe, and the Near East
  • Structured to encourage comparative thinking across case studies

Keywords: Ancient Culture, Early civilization, transportation, communication, networks, logistics, cultural, economic, connectivity

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Ancient World: Comparative Histories
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118244302
Printed ISBN
9780470674253

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