Roman Roads of Europe by N. H. H. Sitwell

Roman Roads of Europe by N. H. H. Sitwell lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Travel Europe section.

London: Cassell, 1981, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Chronological tables; Colour photographs; Maps; Photographic end papers & blanks; Appendices [3];

>From the cover: Rome at the height of her power gave to the empire law, peace, prosperity, and learning. Yet one of her most enduring monuments often lies beneath our feet the vast and intricate network of superbly engineered roads.

The effect and benefits of these roads were comprehensive and lasting. In looking at their tracery etched upon the map of Roman Europe, Nigel Sitwell provides us with a fascinating insight into life under Romes rule. His text concentrates upon the empires principal lines of communication, upon the intricate interplay of civil and military life that brought them into being, and upon the way in which some of them determine, to this very day, the way in which Europe lives and works.

Illustrated with colour photographs, diagrams and specially commissioned maps, this book is a detailed record of Romes most brilliantly conceived and executed undertaking.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12¼” x 9¾”.

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