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Titel: Travel In The Ancient World
Verlag: Edgar Kent Inc Publisher 1974-01-01
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Hardback. Book, 384 pp Very good condition. Edgeworn dust jacket. Previous owner's name. ISBN: 0888665423. Buchnummer des Verkäufers E869403
Inhaltsangabe: Travel In The Ancient World
Klappentext: The only book of its kind in any language, 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 fourth century and later. Lionel Casson tells who traveled 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 favored sights, museums, guides, guidebooks, and standards of tourist behavior. Rich in anecdote and colorful detail, Travel in the Ancient World now returns to print in paperback with a new preface and a supplement that brings the documentation up to date.
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