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Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World

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ISBN-10: 0521147611

ISBN-13: 9780521147613

Edition: 2010

Authors: Adam J. Silverstein

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of maps
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Pre-Islamic Background:
Pre-Islamic postal systems
Conquest and Centralisation - The Arabs:
al-Barid: the early Islamic postal system
Diwan al-Barid: the Middle Abbasid period
Conquest and Centralisation - The Mongols:
The Mongol Yam and its legacy
The Mamluk Barid
Conclusions
Appendix: distances and speeds of the Barid
Bibliography
Index