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The roads of Roman Italy : mobility and cultural change

Author: Ray Laurence
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Roads of Roman Italy offers a complete re-evaluation of both the evidence and the interpretation of Roman land transport. The book utilises archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence for Roman communications, drawing on recent approaches to the human landscape developed by geographers. Among the topics considered are: the relationship between the road and the human landscape ; the administration and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Laurence
ISBN: 9780415620062 0415620066
OCLC Number: 750649002
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: xiii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures, Preface, 1. Introduction 2. Mastering Space: Road Building 312-44 BC 3. Town Foundation in Roman Italy 300-30 BC 4. The Politics of Road Building 5. Technological Change 6. Time and Distance 7. Transport Economics 8. Inland Waterways 9. Mules and Muleteers: the Scale of the Transport Economy 10. A Mobile Culture? 11. Viewing Towns - Generating Space 12. Tota Italia: Naming Italy 13. The Extension of State Power 14. Space-Time in Roman Italy
Responsibility: by Ray Laurence.

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The Roads of Roman Italy offers a complete re-evaluation of both the evidence and the interpretation of Roman land transport. The book utilises archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence for Roman communications, drawing on recent approaches to the human landscape developed by geographers. Among the topics considered are: the relationship between the road and the human landscape ; the administration and maintenance of the road system ; the role of roads as imperial monuments ; the economics of road construction and urban development.

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