Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World / Edition 1

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World / Edition 1

by Lionel Casson
     
 

Written to replace and extend Torr's Ancient Ships, this generously illustrated underwater Bible" traces the art and technology of Mediterranean ships and seamanship from their first crude stages (about 3000 B.C.) to the heyday of the Byzantine fleets.

Originally published in 1971.

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Written to replace and extend Torr's Ancient Ships, this generously illustrated underwater Bible" traces the art and technology of Mediterranean ships and seamanship from their first crude stages (about 3000 B.C.) to the heyday of the Byzantine fleets.

Originally published in 1971.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801851308
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Sales rank:
976,261
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Illustrations
Ch. 1Floats, Rafts, and the Earliest Boats3
Ch. 2Egypt and Mesopotamia11
Ch. 3The Eastern Mediterranean: 3000-1000 B.C.30
Ch. 4The Eastern Mediterranean: 1000-500 B.C.43
Ch. 5The Age of the Trireme: 500-323 B.C.77
Ch. 6The Warships of the Hellenistic Age: 323-31 B.C.97
Ch. 7The Roman Imperial and Byzantine Navies141
Ch. 8Merchant Galleys157
Ch. 9Sailing Ships169
Ch. 10Shipbuilding201
Ch. 11Rudder, Rigging, Miscellaneous Equipment224
Ch. 12Seasons and Winds, Sailing, Rowing, Speed270
Ch. 13Officers and Men300
Ch. 14Small Craft329
Ch. 15Markings and Names344
Ch. 16Harbors361
List of Abbreviations371
Glossary of Nautical Terms383
Glossary of Greek and Latin Terms388
General Index403
Index of Citations417
Index of Ships' Names439
Addenda and Corrigenda443

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