Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-modern World

Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-modern World

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Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World reveals the significance and interconnectedness of earlycivilizations' pathways. This international collection ofreadings providing a description and comparative analysis ofseveral sophisticated systems of transport and communication acrosspre-modern cultures.

Offers a comparative analysis of several sophisticated systemsof overland transport and communication networks across pre-moderncultures Addresses the burgeoning interest in connectivity andglobalization in ancient history, archaeology, anthropology, andrecent work in network analysis Explores the societal, cultural, and religious implications ofvarious transportation networks around the globe Includes contributions from an international team of scholarswith expertise on pre-modern India, China, Japan, the Americas,North Africa, Europe, and the Near East Structured to encourage comparative thinking across casestudies
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
ISBN: 9780470674253
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 289 pages) : illustrations.


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