Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times

Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times

by Lionel Casson
     
 
This stimulating book by the world's foremost authority on ancient seamanship traces the development of the boat from the most primitive craft to the powerful warships of the Greeks, the huge Roman merchant vessels and the slender galleys of the Vikings. Professor Casson shows how the discoveries of marine archaeologists and recent experiments with full-size replicas

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This stimulating book by the world's foremost authority on ancient seamanship traces the development of the boat from the most primitive craft to the powerful warships of the Greeks, the huge Roman merchant vessels and the slender galleys of the Vikings. Professor Casson shows how the discoveries of marine archaeologists and recent experiments with full-size replicas of ancient boats have increased our knowledge of the ways in which ships were built and used.

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The foremost authority on ancient seafaring (Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World, The Ancient Mariners, etc.) traces the development of boats from the most primitive craft to the Greek warships, Roman traders, and Viking galleys. Highly illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292711624
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
04/07/1994
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.47(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.54(d)

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