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Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World / Edition 1

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World / Edition 1

by Lionel Casson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801851300

ISBN-13: 9780801851308

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Lionel Casson's encyclopedic study is the first of its kind to use underwater archaeological data to refine and area of scholarship that had, for the most part, relied on ancient texts and graphic representations. Tracing the history of early ships and seamanship from pre-dynastic Egypt to the Roman empire, from skiffs and barges to huge oared warships and royal

Overview

Lionel Casson's encyclopedic study is the first of its kind to use underwater archaeological data to refine and area of scholarship that had, for the most part, relied on ancient texts and graphic representations. Tracing the history of early ships and seamanship from pre-dynastic Egypt to the Roman empire, from skiffs and barges to huge oared warships and royal yachts, Casson describes not only the ships themselves, but also the make-up and training of the crews, placement of weaponry, how cargo was stored, methods of navigation, harbor facilities, and the ways ships were named.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801851308
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface, vii,
List of Illustrations, xv,
Chapter One: Floats, Rafts, and the Earliest Boats, 3,
Chapter Two: Egypt and Mesopotamia, 11,
Chapter Three: The Eastern Mediterranean: 3000-1000 B.C., 30,
Chapter Four: The Eastern Mediterranean: 1000-500 B.C., 43,
Chapter Five: The Age of the Trireme: 500-323 B.C., 77,
Chapter Six: The Warships of the Hellenistic Age: 323-31 B.C., 97,
Chapter Seven: The Roman Imperial and Byzantine Navies, 141,
Chapter Eight: Merchant Galleys, 157,
Chapter Nine: Sailing Ships, 169,
Chapter Ten: Shipbuilding, 201,
Chapter Eleven: Rudder, Rigging, Miscellaneous Equipment, 224,
Chapter Twelve: Seasons and Winds, Sailing, Rowing, Speed, 270,
Chapter Thirteen: Officers and Men, 300,
Chapter Fourteen: Small Craft, 329,
Chapter Fifteen: Markings and Names, 344,
Chapter Sixteen: Harbors, 361,
List of Abbreviations, 371,
Glossary of Nautical Terms, 383,
Glossary of Greek and Latin Terms, 388,
Indexes,
Addenda and Corrigenda, 442,

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