The Great Trade Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce over Land and Sea

The Great Trade Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce over Land and Sea

by Phillip Parker
     
 


The ancient world saw the expansion of Western Asian, Mediterranean and Polynesian civilizations as transport networks for trade were established. Later, imperial expansion reached far flung corners of the world. The Great Trade Routes examines the principal trade networks throughout history, encompassing coastal and trans-oceanic maritime trade, inland waterway… See more details below

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The ancient world saw the expansion of Western Asian, Mediterranean and Polynesian civilizations as transport networks for trade were established. Later, imperial expansion reached far flung corners of the world. The Great Trade Routes examines the principal trade networks throughout history, encompassing coastal and trans-oceanic maritime trade, inland waterway traffic, and overland trade. Filled with fascinating historical detail, exotic locales, and a wealth of illustrations, the book analyzes the importance of trade to commercial and cultural exchange, focusing on great routes such as the Silk Road, the Grand Trunk, Via Maris, Hanseatic and Mediterranean sea-routes, tea and grain races and passages to the New World.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591143352
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,473,967
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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