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Transnationalism in ancient and medieval societies : the role of cross-border trade and travel / Michael C. Howard.

Author/Creator:
Howard, Michael C.
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 305 p. ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Commerce -- History -- To 500.
Commerce -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500.
International trade -- History -- To 1500.
Transnationalism -- Economic aspects.
Summary:
"This study of early transnational relations explores the routine interaction of people across the boundaries of empires, tribal confederacies, kingdoms, and city-states. It examines obstacles voyagers faced, relatively poor geographical knowledge, and dangers of a fragmented and shifting political landscape, and reveals the important political, economic, and cultural role cross-border trade and travel played in ancient society"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Basic features of transnationalism in the ancient and medieval world
Ancient empires
Medieval empires
Polities along the major trade routes
Long-distance trade goods
Long-distance traders
Merchant communities
Cities
Soldiers
Monks and scholars.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786468034 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786468033 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
761369358
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