The Roads of Roman Italy: Mobility and Cultural Change

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Routledge, Jan 31, 2002 - History - 240 pages
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.
 

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Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
road building 31244
Town foundation in Roman Italy 30030
e politics of road building
Transport economics
Inland waterways
A mobile culture?
Viewing towns generating space
naming Italy
e extension of state power
Spacetime in Roman Italy
Bibliography

Tenological ange
Time and distance

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