Author(s): Susan E. Alcock, John Bodel, Richard J. A. Talbert
"The remarkable community of roads within the empire of historic Rome was once a outstanding fulfillment but this Roman highway community is solely essentially the most notable instance of a very powerful function of many pre-modern societies international. Highways, Byways, and Road Systems within the Pre-Modern World gifts a comparative research of a number of refined methods of overland delivery and conversation networks throughout pre-modern cultures. Featuring contributions from a global group of students, those readings delve deeply into the societal, cultural, and spiritual implications of quite a lot of transportation networks around the world. The newest analysis from the Mediterranean and the Near East is introduced at the side of contemporary paintings from the Americas, Africa, and Asia to show the importance and logistics of the motion of other people and concepts within the pre-modern international. Highways, Byways, and Road Systems within the Pre-Modern World sheds essential new mild and fills an opening in fresh scholarship by means of exploring the significance and interconnectedness of the numerous bodily pathways of peoples and cultures" Provided by means of writer.