Ideally a natural waterway would already be present, which might be canalized widened, deepened, or straightened in its route with locks added where needed.
Televisions send news from one centre to another reaching innumerable people. Better transport and communication facilities can help improve billions of lives around the world.
But they traveled much more slowly and laboriously, and at a higher cost, which makes the volume of movement against so many obstacles that much more impressive. The Danube provided an equally important route to the grain-producing regions of Central and Eastern Europe and, eventually, the Black Sea.
Essay Topic: CommunicationOutsourcing Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! The correspondence between Magdalena and Balthasar Paumgartner, a merchant couple living in sixteenth-century Nurembergdiscusses both business and personal concerns such as their own and their son's illnesses and family gossip.
Bordes, Maurice. Yet the early modern era was a society in transition, and as literacy spread, so did the importance of writing in people's lives.