Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times

Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times
Title Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times PDF eBook
Author Lionel Casson
Publisher University of Texas Press
Pages 180
Release 1994
Genre History
ISBN

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Ever since the earliest travelers took to the water on reed rafts or inflated goatskins, ships and boats have played a paramount role in the history of the Western world. The invention of the sail about 3500 BC resulted in ever faster and more efficient water transport, and the great civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome depended on ships and seafarers for their prosperity. This entertaining 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 way in which ships were built and used. Drawing upon written accounts and contemporary artistic depictions of naval battles, trading expeditions, and other voyages, he brings the world of seafaring in ancient times vividly to life.




Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
Title Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World PDF eBook
Author Lionel Casson
Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 576
Release 2014-07-14
Genre History
ISBN 140085346X

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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 editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover 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.




The Ancient Mariners

The Ancient Mariners
Title The Ancient Mariners PDF eBook
Author Lionel Casson
Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 293
Release 2020-05-05
Genre History
ISBN 0691212996

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Written by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since the book was first published in 1959, especially that from archaeology's newest branch, marine archaeology. Casson does what no other author has done: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire. He explains how they perfected trading vessels from mere rowboats into huge freighters that could carry over a thousand tons, how they transformed warships from simple oared transports into complex rowing machines holding hundreds of marines and even heavy artillery, and how their maritime commerce progressed from short cautious voyages to a network that reached from Spain to India.




Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean
Title Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean PDF eBook
Author Arthur Bernard Knapp
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2018
Genre Bronze age
ISBN 9789088905551

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This book presents a diachronic study of seafaring, seafarers and maritime interactions during the Early, Middle and Late Bronze Ages of the eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus, Anatolia, the Levant, Egypt)




A History of Seafaring in the Classical World (Routledge Revivals)

A History of Seafaring in the Classical World (Routledge Revivals)
Title A History of Seafaring in the Classical World (Routledge Revivals) PDF eBook
Author Fik Meijer
Publisher Routledge
Pages 247
Release 2014-06-17
Genre History
ISBN 1317701100

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A History of Seafaring in the Classical World, first published in 1986, presents a complete treatment of all aspects of the maritime history of the Classical world, designed for the use of students as well as scholars. Beginning with Crete and Mycenae in the third millennium BC, the author expounds a concise history of seafaring up to the sixth century AD. The development of ship design and of the different types of ship, the varied purposes of shipping, and the status and conditions of sailors are all discussed. Many of the most important sea battles are investigated, and the book is illustrated with a number of line drawings and photographs. Greek and Latin word are only used if they are technical terms, ensuring A History of Seafaring in the Classical World is accessible to students of ancient history who are not familiar with the Classical languages.




Ancient Ships

Ancient Ships
Title Ancient Ships PDF eBook
Author Cecil Torr
Publisher Legare Street Press
Pages 0
Release 2023-07-18
Genre
ISBN 9781021453679

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A survey of ancient ships and seafaring practices, from the earliest known boats to the end of the Roman Empire. Cecil Torr draws on archaeological evidence, textual sources, and artistic representations to provide a detailed and engaging account of the evolution of shipbuilding and navigation in the ancient world. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the "public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.




Hearings

Hearings
Title Hearings PDF eBook
Author United States. Congress Senate
Publisher
Pages 3624
Release 1955
Genre
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