Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity : Sacred and Profane Hardback
Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity brings together a set of papers that consider anew issues of travel, communication and landscape in Late Antiquity.
This period witnessed an increase in long-distance travel and the construction of large new inter-provincial communications networks.
The Christian Church's expansion is but one example of both phenomena. The contributions here present readers with new research on the explosion in travel and large-scale communication, and the effect on this of different geographical possibilities and limitations.
The papers deal with a variety of travel experiences (religious pilgrimages; travel for work and educational purposes; journeys of the soul) and writings about travel; they look at various kinds of communication (ecclesiastical communication; communication for commerce; and the communication of religious identity); and they examine both physical and psychological aspects of geography, travel and communication.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 184 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/08/2004
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780754635352
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