Transnationalism in Ancient and Medieval Societies

The Role of Cross-Border Trade and Travel


Author: Michael C. Howard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490330

Category: History

Page: 313

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While 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. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine

An Encyclopedia


Author: Thomas F. Glick,Steven Livesey,Faith Wallis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135459320

Category: History

Page: 624

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.

Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe

Essays in Memory of Professor E.M. Carus-Wilson


Author: Eleanora Mary Carus-Wilson,N. B. Harte,Kenneth G. Ponting

Publisher: London : Heinemann Educational Books ; [Edington] : Pasold Research Fund


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

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Textile Colorist


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dyes and dyeing

Page: N.A

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צבע מהטבע

על צבעים טבעיים בעת העתיקה


Author: Ḥagit Śoreḳ,Etan Ayalon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 139

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