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ELLIS, Linda and Frank L. KIDNER, eds. Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity : Sacred and Profane. Edited by Linda Ellis and Frank L. Kidner. (Aldershot, Hants and Burlington, VT) : Ashgate, (2004). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-xix,(5),-164. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, sponsored by San Francisco State University, March 8-11, 2001. Contents: Part I: Aspects of Secular Travel in Late Antiquity: 1. "Cilicia, Geography, and the Late Roman Empire" (Hugh Elton); 2. "Student Travel to Intellectual Centers: What Was the Attraction?" (Edward Watts); 3. "Letters of Recommendation and the Circulation of Rural Laborers in the Late Roman West" (Cam Grey); 4. "Milestones, Communications, and Political Stability" (Ray Laurence). Part II: Elite Communication Networks: 5. "How Were Bishops Informed? Information Transformation across the Adriatic Sea in LateAntiquity" (Claire Sotinel); 6. "Libanius' Letters as Evidence for Travel and Epistolary Networks among Greek Elites in the Fourth Century" (Scott Bradbury); 7. "Travel and Communication in 'The Letters of Symmachus'" (Michele R. Salzman); 8. "The Collected Letters of Ambrose of Milan: Corresondence with Contemporaries and with the Future" (J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz). Part III: Reconsidering Late Antique Pilgrimage: 9. "Empresses in the Holy Land: The Creation of a Christian Utopia in Late Antique Palestine" (Noel Lenski);10. "Itinerant Spirituality and the Late Antique Origins of Christian Pilg rimage" (Maribel Dietz); 11. "Sinai Pilgrimage and Ascetic Romance: Pseudo-Nilus' 'Narrationes' in Context" (Daniel Caner); 12. "Pilgrims and Foreigners: Augustine on Travelling Home" (Gillian Clark). Very good in dustjacket.85.00 "'Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity' brings toge ther a set of papers that consider anew issues of travel, communication andlandscape in Late Antiquity. This period witnessed an increase in long-dis tance travel and the construction of large new inter-provincial communications networks. The Christian Church's expansion is but one example of both phenomena. The contributions here present readers with new research on the explosion in travel and large-scale communication, and the effect on this ofdifferent geographical possibilities and limitations. The papers deal with a variety of travel experiences (religious pilgrimages; travel for work an d educational purposes; journeys of the soul) and writings about travel; they look at various kinds of communication (ecclesiastical communication; communication for commerce; and the communication of religious identity); andthey examine both physical and psychological aspects of geography, travel and communication." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 85.00
Title: Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity : Sacred and Profane.First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Ashgate, Aldershot, Hants and Burlington, VT, 2004, ISBN:075463535x:
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