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Transnationalism in ancient and medieval societies : the role of cross-border trade and travel

Author: Michael C Howard
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
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"This study of early transnational relations explores the routine interaction of people across the boundaries of empires, tribal confederacies, kingdoms, and city-states. It examines obstacles voyagers faced, relatively poor geographical knowledge, and dangers of a fragmented and shifting political landscape, and reveals the important political, economic, and cultural role cross-border trade and travel played in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Howard
ISBN: 9780786468034 0786468033
OCLC Number: 761369358
Description: vii, 305 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Basic features of transnationalism in the ancient and medieval world --
Ancient empires --
Medieval empires --
Polities along the major trade routes --
Long-distance trade goods --
Long-distance traders --
Merchant communities --
Cities --
Soldiers --
Monks and scholars.
Responsibility: Michael C. Howard.

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"This study of early transnational relations explores the routine interaction of people across the boundaries of empires, tribal confederacies, kingdoms, and city-states. It examines obstacles voyagers faced, relatively poor geographical knowledge, and dangers of a fragmented and shifting political landscape, and reveals the important political, economic, and cultural role cross-border trade and travel played in ancient society"--Provided by publisher.

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