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There and back : twelve of the great routes of human history

By: Gordon, Stewart.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, ©2018Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 265p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780199476459.Subject(s): Transportation geography | Trade routes | Ocean travel | Travelers | Pilgrims and pilgrimages | Voyages and travels | Overland Trails | Silk Road | Camino de Santiago de CompostelaAlso available as an e-book.Summary: Throughout human history, routes concentrated, funnelled, and mixed human experience. On them moved books, scrolls, and art, in addition to armies, ambassadorial entourages, slaves, brides, and pilgrims. The interaction of people on routes generated surprising innovations in ideas, religions, art, technology, and cuisine. Common themes appear repeatedly, such as slavery, piracy, government taxation and control, medicinal plants, military expeditions, the interaction of competing religions, processing of goods along the way, and networks of credit, trust, and information that often spanned continents. 0.
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384.30112 HAR-F The fuzzy and the techie : 385.0954 CHA-P The purveyors of destiny : 385.0954 DEB-I Indian railways : 388 GOR-T There and back : 388.409 LAT-A Aramis or the love of technology 388.411 PRA-U Urban system : 682.1 JHA-B Background to globalisation

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Throughout human history, routes concentrated, funnelled, and mixed human experience. On them moved books, scrolls, and art, in addition to armies, ambassadorial entourages, slaves, brides, and pilgrims. The interaction of people on routes generated surprising innovations in ideas, religions, art, technology, and cuisine. Common themes appear repeatedly, such as slavery, piracy, government taxation and control, medicinal plants, military expeditions, the interaction of competing religions, processing of goods along the way, and networks of credit, trust, and information that often spanned continents. 0.

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