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Travel And Geography In The Roman Empire

Author : Colin Adams
ISBN : 9781134581801
Genre : History
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The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military and civilians - travelled, or examined their geographical understanding in an era which offered a greatly increased potential for moving around, and a much bigger choice of destinations. This volume provides new perspectives on these issues, and some controversial arguments; for instance, that travel was not limited to the elite, and that maps as we know them did not exist in the empire. The military importance of transport and communication networks is also a focus, as is the imperial post system (cursus publicus), and the logistics and significance of transport in both conquest and administration. With more than forty photographs, maps and illustrations, this collection provides a new understanding of the role and importance of travel, and of the nature of geographical knowledge, in the Roman world,

Travel Communication And Geography In Late Antiquity

Author : Linda Ellis
ISBN : 9781351877633
Genre : History
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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.

Migration And Mobility In The Early Roman Empire

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ISBN : 9789004307377
Genre : Social Science
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In Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire seventeen specialists in the fields of Roman social history, Roman demography and Roman economic history offer fresh perspectives on voluntary, state-organised and forced mobility during the first to early third centuries CE.

The Art Science And Technology Of Medieval Travel

Author : Robert Odell Bork
ISBN : 0754663078
Genre : History
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This sixth volume in the AVISTA series considers medieval travel from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, placing the physical practice of transportation in the larger context of medieval thought about the world and its meaning. The papers included cover vehicle design and logistical management, the practicalities of how travellers oriented themselves, and the symbolism of the landscapes and maps created in the Middle Ages.

The Medieval Peutinger Map

Author : Emily Albu
ISBN : 9781139993128
Genre : History
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The Peutinger Map remains the sole medieval survivor of an imperial world-mapping tradition. It depicts most of the inhabited world as it was known to the ancients, from Britain's southern coastline to the farthest reaches of Alexander's conquests in India, showing rivers, lakes, islands, and mountains while also naming regions and the peoples who once claimed the landscape. Onto this panorama, the mapmaker has plotted the ancient Roman road network, with hundreds of images along the route and distances marked from point to point. This book challenges the artifact's self-presentation as a Roman map by examining its medieval contexts of crusade, imperial ambitions, and competition between the German-Roman Empire and the papacy.

Space Geography And Politics In The Early Roman Empire

Author : Claude Nicolet
ISBN : 0472100963
Genre : History
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Studies the effect of Rome's geographic worldview on its politics

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Author : Buffalo Public Library (Buffalo, N.Y.)
ISBN : HARVARD:32044080249733
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A Finding List Of History Politics Biography Geography Travel And Anthropology In The Young Men S Library At Buffalo

Author : Buffalo Library, Buffalo, (N. Y.)
ISBN : UCAL:B4523825
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Pilgrimage In Graeco Roman And Early Christian Antiquity

Author : Jas' Elsner
ISBN : 9780191566752
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book presents a range of case-studies of pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman antiquity, drawing on a wide variety of evidence. It rejects the usual reluctance to accept the category of pilgrimage in pagan polytheism and affirms the significance of sacred mobility not only as an important factor in understanding ancient religion and its topographies but also as vitally ancestral to later Christian practice.

A Finding List Of History Politics Biography Geography Travel And Anthropology In The Young Men S Library At Buffalo

Author : Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo
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