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Author Laurence, Ray, 1963-

Title The roads of Roman Italy : mobility and cultural change / Ray Laurence
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 221 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Mastering space: road building 312 44 BC; Town foundation in Roman Italy 300 30 BC; The politics of road building; Technological change; Time and distance; Transport economics; Inland waterways; Mules and muleteers: the scale of the transport economy; A mobile culture?; Viewing towns; generating space; Tota Italia: naming Italy; The extension of state power; Space-time in Roman Italy; Bibliography; Index
Summary Offers a complete re-evaluation of both the evidence and interpretation of Roman land transport and presents a well-documented analysis of the significance of land transport for Roman communication
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-214) and index
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Subject Roads, Roman -- Italy.
Transportation -- Social aspects -- Rome.
Rome -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136823875 (electronic bk.)
9781136823879 (electronic bk.)