Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern World reveals the significance and interconnectedness of early civilizations pathways. This international collection of readings providing a description and comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of transport and communication across pre-modern cultures.Offers a comparative analysis of several sophisticated systems of overland transport and communication networks across pre-modern culturesAddresses the burgeoning interest in connectivity and globalization in ancient history, archaeology, anthropology, and recent work in network analysisExplores the societal, cultural, and religious implications of various transportation networks around the globeIncludes contributions from an international team of scholars with expertise on pre-modern India, China, Japan, the Americas, North Africa, Europe, and the Near EastStructured to encourage comparative thinking across case studies

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