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By Charles C. Mann

ISBN-10: 0307596729

ISBN-13: 9780307596727

A deeply enticing new background of ways eu settlements within the post-Colombian Americas formed the realm, from the bestselling writer of 1491. proposing the newest learn by way of biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann exhibits how the post-Columbian community of ecological and monetary trade fostered the increase of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for 2 centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the hot frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the middle of the area. during this heritage, Mann uncovers the germ of today's fiercest political disputes, from immigration to alternate coverage to tradition wars. In 1493, Mann has back given readers an eye-opening clinical interpretation of our previous, unequaled in its authority and fascination.

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6. ) can be securely located, the roads themselves are rarely preserved in their original state, more often ploughed over or overlaid by modern highways.  6) shows several routes through Bithynia. One, coming from Ha­ drianoutherai, passes through Prusa, Prusias ad Mare/Kios (which the carto­ grapher has rendered as two distinct places) and along the southern shore of lake Askanios to the port of Kyzikos (which appears as an inland city on the Tabula). A second route from Anatolia passes through Nikaia and continues eastward along the northern shore of the lake, with a branch road leading north-westwards to the Gulf of Izmit.

6) shows several routes through Bithynia. One, coming from Ha­ drianoutherai, passes through Prusa, Prusias ad Mare/Kios (which the carto­ grapher has rendered as two distinct places) and along the southern shore of lake Askanios to the port of Kyzikos (which appears as an inland city on the Tabula). A second route from Anatolia passes through Nikaia and continues eastward along the northern shore of the lake, with a branch road leading north-westwards to the Gulf of Izmit. A third route, coming from Amaseia and Pompeiopolis, leads through Nikomedia to Chalkedon.

Secondly, Pliny’s letters are much shorter than in the preceding part of the collection, less “literary” in character and – except for one11 – without the opening formula summarizing the content of the incoming letter. Clearly, from the outset of his publication project, Pliny intended to reserve his correspondence with Trajan for a separate volume, which would in some cases include the emperor’s reply, while in others the main outlines of the imperial letter would be incorporated into the edited version of Pliny’s reply.

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