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Travel in the late antique Levant: a study of networks of communication and travel infrastructure in the 4th-7th centuries

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The purpose of this thesis is to study the travel infrastructure that existed in the Late Antique Levant (defined as extending from southern Asia Minor to the Sinai Peninsula), and how it enabled people to travel around the region for a variety of official, professional or personal reasons.

What were the motivations, and what mechanisms facilitated or constrained travel for different groups of people? Road conditions and road maintenance are discussed, as is the availability of...

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Marlena Whiting More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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