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Geographical Survey  

Mark Whittow

Print publication date:
Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
The geography of Byzantium shaped its history by defining its strategic possibilities and challenges, setting limits to the resources that the empire and its inhabitants could draw upon ... More

Observing and Describing The World Through Divination and Astronomy  

Francesca Rochberg

Print publication date:
Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines observation and description of the world through divination and astronomy in ancient Mesopotamian scribal culture. It discusses observation-statements that stand in ... More

Travel, Cartography, and Cosmology  

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Print publication date:
Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses travel, cartography, and cosmology in Late Antiquity. Topics covered include Roman writers' preference for the overland genre, the itinerarium; the famous map called ... More

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