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Travel in the Ancient World - Lionel Casson

Travel in the Ancient World

Paperback Published: 17th February 1994
ISBN: 9780801848087
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Travel in the Ancient World" offers a comprehensive review of ancient travel, from the first recorded voyages to Old Kingdom Egypt through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the 4th century and later. Lionel Casson tells who travelled and why (government business, trade, health, vacationing, tourism). He describes the ships, carts, carriages, and other means of conveyance; roads and waterways; bars and their drinks, restaurants and their food, inns and their accommodations. He devotes particular attention to tourism: the standard itineraries, the favoured sights, museums, guides, guidebooks and standards of tourist behaviour. This paperback edition contains a new preface and a supplement that brings the documentation up to date.

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A masterful summary of a fascinating subject. * London Sunday Times * A most delightful book, written by a scholar who couples a fine sense of interesting, pragmatic problems with an impressive command of scattered evidence. * Bibliotheca Orientalis *

Preface to the Johns Hopkins Editionp. 8
Author's Prefacep. 9
The Near East and Greece
In the Beginning: 3000-1200 B.C.p. 21
In the Beginning: 1200-500 B.C.p. 44
Expanding Horizonsp. 58
Trade and Travel in Classical Greek Times (500-300 B.C.)p. 65
The First Travel Writerp. 95
Travel in Roman Times
One Worldp. 115
A Miscellany of Travellersp. 128
On Holidayp. 138
On the Seap. 149
Roman Roadsp. 163
On the Roadp. 176
Inns and Restaurantsp. 197
Mailp. 219
Tourists and Touring in Roman Times
The Sights to Seep. 229
Museumsp. 238
The Itineraryp. 253
Sightseeingp. 262
Baedeker of the Ancient Worldp. 292
To the Holy Landsp. 300
List of Abbreviationsp. 330
Notesp. 334
Addenda to Notesp. 368
Indexp. 375
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780801848087
ISBN-10: 0801848083
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 17th February 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 14.12  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5