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Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant / Edition 1

Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant / Edition 1

by Shelley Wachsmann


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This is a comprehensive study of Bronze Age ships and seafaring in the eastern Mediterranean, the principal means of contact between different cultures in this period. It deals with seagoing ships in the cultures bordering the eastern Mediterannean, starting with Egypt and following the trade routes. Seven primary aspects of seafaring are dealt with: ship construction, propulsion, anchors, navigation, sea trade, war and piracy and laws of the sea.

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ISBN-13: 9780890967096
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.38(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

Shelley Wachsmann is Meadows Assistant Professor of Biblical Archaeology at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University. He has published numerous articles in archaeological journals and is the author of three previous books on ancient seafaring and trade.

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