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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 : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
Series: Ancient world: comparative histories
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World reveals the significance and interconnectedness of early civilizations & rsquo; 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
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Alcock; John P Bodel; Richard J A Talbert
ISBN: 9780470674253 0470674253
OCLC Number: 811565788
Notes: List of Figures and Tables ix Notes on Contributors xiii Series Editor's Preface xvii Preface xix Introduction 1 Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, and Richard J.A. Talbert 1 Overland Shortcuts for the Transmission of Buddhism 12 Jason Neelis 2 The Power of Highway Networks during China's Classical Era (323 BCE-316 CE): Regulations, Metaphors, Rituals, and Deities 33 Michael Nylan 3 Privatizing the Network: Private Contributions and Road Infrastructure in Late Imperial China (1500-1900) 66 Nanny Kim Appendix: Chinese Quotations and Glossary 84 4 Linking the Realm: The Gokaido Highway Network in Early Modern Japan (1603-1868) 90 Constantine N. Vaporis 5 Obliterated Itineraries: Pueblo Trails, Chaco Roads, and Archaeological Knowledge 106 James E. Snead 6 Roads t Ruins: The Role of Sacbeob in Ancient Maya Society 128 Justine M. Shaw 7 The Chinchaysuyu Road and the Definition of an Inca Imperial Landscape 147 Catherine Julien 8 The Sahara as Highway for Trade and Knowledge 168 Pekka Masonen 9 From the Indus to the Mediterranean: The Administrative Organization and Logistics of the Great Roads of the Achaemenid Empire 185 Pierre Briant 10 The Well-Remembered Path: Roadways and Cultural Memory in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt 202 Jennifer Gates-Foster 11 Roads, Integration, Connectivity, and Economic Performance in the Roman Empire 222 R. Bruce Hitchner 12 Roads Not Featured: A Roman Failure to Communicate? 235 Richard J.A. Talbert 13 Road Connectivity and the Structure of Ancient Empires: A Case Study from Late Antiquity 255 Michael Maas and Derek Ruths 14 Jews and News: The Interaction o Private and Official Communication-Networks in Jewish History 265 Adam Silverstein Index 276
Description: xx, 289 s. : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: List of Figures and Tables ix Notes on Contributors xiii Series Editor s Preface xvii Preface xix Introduction 1 Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, and Richard J. A. Talbert 1 Overland Shortcuts for the Transmission of Buddhism 12 Jason Neelis 2 The Power of Highway Networks during China s Classical Era (323 BCE 316 CE): Regulations, Metaphors, Rituals, and Deities 33 Michael Nylan 3 Privatizing the Network: Private Contributions and Road Infrastructure in Late Imperial China (1500 1900) 66 Nanny Kim Appendix: Chinese Quotations and Glossary 84 4 Linking the Realm: The Gokaido Highway Network in Early Modern Japan (1603 1868) 90 Constantine N. Vaporis 5 Obliterated Itineraries: Pueblo Trails, Chaco Roads, and Archaeological Knowledge 106 James E. Snead 6 Roads to Ruins: The Role of Sacbeob in Ancient Maya Society 128 Justine M. Shaw 7 The Chinchaysuyu Road and the Definition of an Inca Imperial Landscape 147 Catherine Julien 8 The Sahara as Highway for Trade and Knowledge 168 Pekka Masonen 9 From the Indus to the Mediterranean: The Administrative Organization and Logistics of the Great Roads of the Achaemenid Empire 185 Pierre Briant 10 The Well-Remembered Path: Roadways and Cultural Memory in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt 202 Jennifer Gates-Foster 11 Roads, Integration, Connectivity, and Economic Performance in the Roman Empire 222 R. Bruce Hitchner 12 Roads Not Featured: A Roman Failure to Communicate? 235 Richard J. A. Talbert 13 Road Connectivity and the Structure of Ancient Empires: A Case Study from Late Antiquity 255 Michael Maas and Derek Ruths 14 Jews and News: The Interaction of Private and Official Communication-Networks in Jewish History 265 Adam Silverstein Index 276
Series Title: Ancient world: comparative histories
Responsibility: edited by Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, and Richard J.A. Talbert

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