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The Roads Of Roman Italy

Author : Ray Laurence
ISBN : 9781136823879
Genre : History
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The Roads of Roman Italy offers a complete re-evaluation of both the evidence and the interpretation of Roman land transport. The book utilises archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence for Roman communications, drawing on recent approaches to the human landscape developed by geographers. Among the topics considered are: * the relationship between the road and the human landscape * the administration and maintenance of the road system * the role of roads as imperial monuments * the economics of road construction and urban development.

Roads And Ruins

Author : Paul Baxa
ISBN : 9780802099952
Genre : History
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In the 1930s, the Italian Fascist regime profoundly changed the landscape of Rome's historic centre, demolishing buildings and displacing thousands of Romans in order to display the ruins of the pre-Christian Roman Empire. This transformation is commonly interpreted as a failed attempt to harmonize urban planning with Fascism's ideological exaltation of the Roman Empire. Roads and Ruins argues that the chaotic Fascist cityscape, filled with traffic and crumbling ruins, was in fact a reflection of the landscape of the First World War. In the radical interwar transformation of Roman space, Paul Baxa finds the embodiment of the Fascist exaltation of speed and destruction, with both roads and ruins defining the cultural impulses at the heart of the movement. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including war diaries, memoirs, paintings, films, and government archives, Roads and Ruins is a richly textured study that offers an original perspective on a well known story.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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ISBN : UOM:39015057968516
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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Roman Italy

Author : Timothy W. Potter
ISBN : 0520060652
Genre : History
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Looks at the cities, villas, farms, roads, aqueducts, canals, and temples of ancient Rome and describes the rise of Rome and its culture.

The Secret History Of The Roman Roads Of Britain

Author : M.C. Bishop
ISBN : 9781473837478
Genre : History
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There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. The author starts with the pre-Roman origins of the network (many Roman roads being built over prehistoric routes) before describing how the Roman army built, developed, maintained and used it. Then, uniquely, he moves on to the post-Roman history of the roads. He shows how they were crucial to medieval military history (try to find a medieval battle that is not near one) and the governance of the realm, fixing the itinerary of the royal progresses. Their legacy is still clear in the building of 18th century military roads and even in the development of the modern road network. Why have some parts of the network remained in use throughout?The text is supported with clear maps and photographs. Most books on Roman roads are concerned with cataloguing or tracing them, or just dealing with aspects like surveying. This one makes them part of military landscape archaeology.

Roads To Rome

Author : John Heseltine
ISBN : 0892368276
Genre : Photography
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"A lifelong love affair with Italy prompted travel photographer John Heseltine to create his own visual record of a unique series of journeys he made along five of the ancient Roman roads: the Via Appia, which extends from Rome to the great port of Brindisi; the Via Cassia to Siena and Florence; the Via Flaminia to Fano; the Via Aurelia to Ventimigli; and the Via Emilia from Milan to Rimini. These routes offer a natural framework to a photographic record of the varied regions of Italy and glimpses of how they have evolved over two thousand years, with insight into the fusion of old and new that gives Italy its distinctive character."--BOOK JACKET.

The Roads Of The Romans

Author : Romolo Augusto Staccioli
ISBN : 0892367326
Genre : Art
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"Beginning with the city streets of Rome, Romolo Staccioli's study progresses outward to describe the suburban routes linking Rome with surrounding towns; the Via Latina, the national road that was the backbone of the entire system; and the great "consular" roads such as the Via Appia that connected Rome with the distant regions of its sprawling empire. Staccioli considers the infrastructure - bridges, viaducts, and tunnels - that supported the system as well as the facilities - rest stations, vehicle services, and sundries - that supported its travelers. Finally, he discusses the extent to which this system survived the end of the ancient world and remained operative, with various modifications, into the modern age."--BOOK JACKET.

Roman Roads Of Europe

Author : Nigel H. H. Sitwell
ISBN : UOM:39015002702176
Genre : History
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Roman Roads And Aqueducts

Author : Don Nardo
ISBN : PSU:000056797602
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the construction of roads and aqueducts in ancient Rome, life and customs along the roads, water distribution and aqueduct maintenance, and the building of bridges.

Rome And The Mediterranean 290 To 146 Bc

Author : Nathan Rosenstein
ISBN : 9780748650811
Genre : History
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Nathan Rosenstein charts Rome's incredible journey and command of the Mediterranean over the course of the third and second centuries BC.

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