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The Roads of Roman Italy : Mobility and Cultural Change - Ray Laurence

The Roads of Roman Italy

Mobility and Cultural Change

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Published: 23rd September 1999
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The Roads of Roman Italy offers a complete re-evaluation of both the evidence and the interpretation of Roman land transport. The book utilises archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence for Roman communications, drawing on recent approaches to the human landscape developed by geographers. Among the topics considered are:
* the relationship between the road and the human landscape
* the administration and maintenance of the road system
* the role of roads as imperial monuments
* the economics of road construction and urban development.

List of Figures, Preface
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
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ISBN: 9780415166164
ISBN-10: 0415166160
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23rd September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 15.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1