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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    Travel in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lionel Casson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801848087
    ISBN 10: 0801848083
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBBHS
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 913.04
    LC classification: G88 .C34 1994
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: G88.C34 19
    DC20: 913.04
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    7 b&w illus., 21 halftones
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Lionel Casson is professor emeritus of classics at New York University. His books include Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World .
    Review quote
    A masterful summary of a fascinating subject. London Sunday Times A most delightful book, written by a scholar who couples a fine sense of interesting, pragmatic problems with an impressive command of scattered evidence. Bibliotheca Orientalis
    Back cover copy
    The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a comprehensive review of ancient travel, from the first recorded voyages to Old Kingdom Egypt through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth century and later. Lionel Casson tells who traveled and why (government business, trade, health, vacationing, tourism). He describes the ships, carts, carriages, and other means of conveyance; roads and waterways; bars and their drinks, restaurants and their food, inns and their accommodations. He devotes particular attention to tourism: the standard itineraries, the favored sights, museums, guides, guidebooks, and standards of tourist behavior. Rich in anecdote and colorful detail, Travel in the Ancient World now returns to print in paperback with a new preface and a supplement that brings the documentation up to date.