Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World

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Adam Silverstein's book offers a fascinating account of the official methods of communication employed in the Near East from pre-Islamic times through the Mamluk period. Postal systems were set up by rulers in order to maintain control over vast tracts of land. These systems, invented centuries before steam-engines or cars, enabled the swift circulation of different commodities - from letters, people and horses to exotic fruits and ice. As the correspondence transported often included confidential reports from a ruler's ...

Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521858687

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Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521147613

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