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    DescriptionThe first book to ever examine ancient Roman traffic, this well-illustrated volume looks in detail at the construction of Roman road, and studies the myriad of road users of the Roman Empire: civilians, wagons and animals, the cursus publicus, commercial use and the army. Through this examination, Cornelis van Tilburg reveals much of town planning in ancient cities: the narrow paths of older cities, and the wider, chessboard-patterned streets designed to sustain heavy traffic. He discusses toll points and city gates as measures taken to hamper traffic, and concludes with a discussion as to why the local governments' attempts to regulate the traffic flow missed their targets of improving the infrastructure. This book will interest any student, scholar or enthusiast in Roman history and culture.

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    Traffic and Congestion in the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cornelis Van Tilburg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 498 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415409995
    ISBN 10: 0415409993

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 937.06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, TRA000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 388.10937
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    LC classification: TE16 .T56 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    53 black & white halftones, 17 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    31 March 2007
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    Table of contents
    Part 1: Roads Development of the Roman Road System. Attachment: The Glory of the Roman Road-System. Construction and Width of Roman Roads. Principals and Road Authorities. Conclusion Part 2: Road-Users Passenger Traffic. Postal Service and Cursus Publicus. Army and Road Security. Goods Transport. Special Transport. Conclusion Part 3: Traffic Congestion Toll Points. City Gates. The Situation and Building of City Gates. The Functioning of City Gates. Crowds in the City. Conclusion Part 4: Traffic Policy Legislation. Traffic Circulation. Missed Chances and Political Lack of Interest. Conclusion