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The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a lively, comprehensive history of ancient travel, from the first Egyptian voyages recorded in Old Kingdom inscriptions through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth and sixth centuries. Rich in anecdote and colorful detail, it now returns to print in paperback with a new preface by the author.
Johns Hopkins University Press
A most delightful book, written by a scholar who couples a fine sense of interesting, pragmatic problems with an impressive command of scattered evidence.
A masterful summary of a fascinating subject.
|Preface to the Johns Hopkins Edition||8|
|Pt. 1||The Near East and Greece|
|1||In the Beginning: 3000-1200 B.C.||21|
|2||In the Beginning: 1200-500 B.C.||44|
|4||Trade and Travel in Classical Greek Times (500-300 B.C.)||65|
|5||The First Travel Writer||95|
|Pt. 2||Travel in Roman Times|
|7||A Miscellany of Travellers||128|
|9||On the Sea||149|
|11||On the Road||176|
|12||Inns and Restaurants||197|
|Pt. 3||Tourists and Touring in Roman Times|
|14||The Sights to See||229|
|18||Baedeker of the Ancient World||292|
|19||To the Holy Lands||300|
|List of Abbreviations||330|
|Addenda to Notes||368|