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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: Chichester, West Sussex ; New York : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Ancient world--comparative histories.
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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: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Alcock; John P Bodel; Richard J A Talbert
ISBN: 9780470674253 0470674253
OCLC Number: 760971044
Description: xx, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Overland shortcuts for the transmission of Buddhism / Jason Neelis --
The power of highway networks during China's classical era (323 BCE-316 CE) : regulations, metaphors, rituals, and deities / Michael Nylan --
Privatizing the network : private contributions and road infrastructure in late imperial China (1500-1900) / Nanny Kim --
Appendix : Chinese quotations and glossary --
Linking the realm : the Gokaidô Highway Network in early modern Japan (1603-1868) / Constantine N. Vaporis --
Obliterated itineraries : Pueblo trails, Chaco roads, and archaeological knowledge / James E. Snead --
Roads to ruins : the role of Sacbeob in ancient Maya society / Justine M. Shaw --
The Chinchaysuyu Road and the definition of an Inca imperical 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 and Derek Ruths --
Jews and news : the interaction of private and official communication-networks in Jewish history / Adam Silverstein.
Series Title: Ancient world--comparative histories.
Responsibility: edited by Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, and Richard J.A. Talbert.
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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  Read more...

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