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Ancient perspectives : maps and their place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome

Author: Richard J A Talbert
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Series: Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography.
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'Ancient Perspectives' encompasses a vast arc of space and time - Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BLE to the fifth century CE - to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Talbert, Richard J.A.
Ancient Perspectives : Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J A Talbert
ISBN: 9780226789408 0226789403
OCLC Number: 871439015
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 264 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The expression of terrestrial and celestial order in ancient Mesopotamia by / Francesca Rochberg --
From topography to cosmos: ancient Egypt's multiple maps / by David O'Connor --
Mapping the world: Greek initiatives from Homer to Eratosthenes / by Georgia L. Irby --
Ptolemy's geography: mapmaking and the scientific enterprise / by Alexander Jones --
Greek and Roman surveying and surveying instruments / by Michael Lewis --
Urbs Roma to orbis romanus: Roman mapping on the grand scale / by Richard J.A. Talbert --
Putting the world in order: mapping in Roman texts / by Benet Salway.
Series Title: Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J.A. Talbert.

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'Ancient Perspectives' encompasses a vast arc of space and time - Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BLE to the fifth century CE - to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

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