Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World, Hardback Book

Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World Hardback

Edited by Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, Richard J. A. Talbert

Part of the Ancient World: Comparative Histories series

Description

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 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 and communication networks across pre-modern cultures * Addresses the burgeoning interest in connectivity and globalization in ancient history, archaeology, anthropology, and recent work in network analysis * Explores the societal, cultural, and religious implications of various transportation networks around the globe * Includes contributions from an international team of scholars with expertise on pre-modern India, China, Japan, the Americas, North Africa, Europe, and the Near East * Structured to encourage comparative thinking across case studies

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9780470674253

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