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

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

Editor(s): Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, Richard J. A. Talbert

Published Online: 16 MAR 2012 11:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470674253

Online ISBN: 9781118244326

DOI: 10.1002/9781118244326

Series Editor(s): Kurt Raaflaub

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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    2. Introduction (pages 1–11)

      Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel and Richard J. A. Talbert

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