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Highways, byways, and road systems in the pre-modern world

Author: Susan E Alcock; John P Bodel; Richard J A Talbert
Publisher: New York : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Ancient world: comparative histories, 5
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1View all editions and formats
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"The unparalleled network of roads in the empire of ancient Rome was a remarkable achievement--yet this Roman road network is just the most notable example of an important feature of many pre-modern societies worldwide. Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World presents a comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of overland transport and communication networks across pre-modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Highways, byways, and road systems in the pre-modern world.
New York : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2011045992
(OCoLC)760971044
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Alcock; John P Bodel; Richard J A Talbert
ISBN: 9781118244326 111824432X 9781118244333 1118244338 0470674253 9780470674253
OCLC Number: 784137115
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Matter --
Introduction / Susan E Alcock, John Bodel, Richard J A Talbert --
Overland Shortcuts for the Transmission of Buddhism / Jason Neelis --
The Power of Highway Networks during China's Classical Era (323 ₆316): Regulations, Metaphors, Rituals, and Deities / Michael Nylan --
Privatizing the Network: Private Contributions and Road Infrastructure in Late Imperial China (1500₆1900) / Nanny Kim --
Linking the Realm: The Gokaid̥ Highway Network in Early Modern Japan (1603₆1868) / Constantine N Vaporis --
Obliterated Itineraries: Pueblo Trails, Chaco Roads, and Archaeological Knowledge / James E Snead --
Roads to Ruins: The Role of in Ancient Maya Society / Justine M Shaw --
The Chinchaysuyu Road and the Definition of an Inca Imperial Landscape / Catherine Julien --
The Sahara as Highway for Trade and Knowledge / Pekka Masonen --
From the Indus to the Mediterranean: The Administrative Organization and Logistics of the Great Roads of the Achaemenid Empire / Pierre Briant --
The Well-Remembered Path: Roadways and Cultural Memory in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt / Jennifer Gates-Foster --
Roads, Integration, Connectivity, and Economic Performance in the Roman Empire / R Bruce Hitchner --
Roads not Featured: A Roman Failure to Communicate? / Richard J A Talbert --
Road Connectivity and the Structure of Ancient Empires: A Case Study from Late Antiquity / Michael Maas, Derek Ruths --
Jews and News: The Interaction of Private and Official Communication-Networks in Jewish History / Adam Silverstein --
Index.
Series Title: Ancient world: comparative histories, 5
Responsibility: edited by Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, Richard J.A. Talbert.

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