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With globalization, supposedly, the world is becoming a village. Conversely, it might be said that our horizons are broadening – that we are learning to survey the regions of the world in conscious awareness of the global context. This applies equally to the historical ‘backward glance’. In recent decades, the scholarly disciplines studying the ancient world have widened their horizons, and establishe…

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Wittke, Anne-Maria, Olshausen, Eckart and Szydlak, Richard, “Preface”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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