The European Overland Routes

The European Overland Routes

by Irene M. Franck

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Gr 7 Up-- A well-written, information-laden account of the ancient trade routes of Europe as they evolved from commercial paths into roads also used for communication; military movements and conquest; travel and migration; and sources of revenue from taxes, hostelries, and robbery. Franck and Brownstone have organized their narrative so that each chapter relates the history of a particular trade route from its beginnings to the present. They suggest, and rightly so, that the book is suitable for either a straight-through reading or using selected parts and topics for research. The table of contents, index, maps, captioned illustrations, and bibliography greatly enhance the book's value as a research tool. Extensive use is made of appropriate quotes from travelers and traders of the past. Readers learn a great deal about how roads were built and maintained throughout the ages, as well as the origins of words related to travel and trade. An excellent book for gaining knowledge of the past and insights into some of the services and customs of today. --David A. Lindsey, Lakewood Junior/Senior High School, WA

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Trade and Travel Routes Series
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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