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    DescriptionWhile scholars have long documented the migration of people in ancient and medieval times, they have paid less attention to those who traveled across borders with some regularity. This study of early transnational relations explores the routine interaction of people across the boundaries of empires, tribal confederacies, kingdoms, and city-states, paying particular attention to the role of long-distance trade along the Silk Road and maritime trade routes. It examines the obstacles voyagers faced, including limited travel and communication capabilities, relatively poor geographical knowledge, and the dangers of a fragmented and shifting political landscape, and offers profiles of better-known transnational elites such as the Hellenic scholar Herodotus and the Venetian merchant Marco Polo, as well lesser known servants, merchants, and sailors. By revealing the important political, economic, and cultural role cross-border trade and travel played in ancient society, this work demonstrates that transnationalism is not unique to modern times.

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    Transnationalism in Ancient and Medieval Societies
    The Role of Cross-Border Trade and Travel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael C. Howard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 305
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780786468034
    ISBN 10: 0786468033

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KCL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KJK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    DC22: 382
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, BUS035000
    Abridged Dewey: 382
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    DC23: 382
    LC classification: HF357 .H69 2012
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    Thema V1.0: KJK, KCL, N
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    30 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC