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Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World

ISBN-10: 0801851300
ISBN-13: 9780801851308
Edition: 1995
Authors: Lionel Casson
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

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.

Lionel Casson, professor emeritus of classics at New York University has written many books on ancient maritime history and ancient travel.

Preface
List of Illustrations
Floats, Rafts, and the Earliest Boats
Egypt and Mesopotamia
The Eastern Mediterranean: 3000-1000 B.C.
The Eastern Mediterranean: 1000-500 B.C.
The Age of the Trireme: 500-323 B.C.
The Warships of the Hellenistic Age: 323-31 B.C.
The Roman Imperial and Byzantine Navies
Merchant Galleys
Sailing Ships
Shipbuilding
Rudder, Rigging, Miscellaneous Equipment
Seasons and Winds, Sailing, Rowing, Speed
Officers and Men
Small Craft
Markings and Names
Harbors
List of Abbreviations
Glossary of Nautical Terms
Glossary of Greek and Latin Terms
General Index
Index of Citations
Index of Ships' Names
Addenda and Corrigenda

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