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The Means of Transport

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Spatial integration was a prerequisite for both economic growth and political centralisation and its practicability depended on the state of transport and communications. Just as with production, ... More


Nile Journey Times

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter uses data from the travel accounts of people sailing on the river in the medieval and early modern periods to establish typical times taken to travel between key locations on the ... More


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