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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 1986.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. pp. xv-xxx
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  1. CHAPTER ONE Floats, Rafts, and the Earliest Boats
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. CHAPTER TWO Egypt and Mesopotamia
  2. pp. 11-29
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  1. CHAPTER THREE The Eastern Mediterranean: 3000-1000 B.C.
  2. pp. 30-42
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR The Eastern Mediterranean:1000-500 B.C.
  2. pp. 43-76
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE The Age of the Trireme: 500-323 B.C.
  2. pp. 77-96
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  1. CHAPTER SIX Warships of the Hellenistic Age: 323-31 B.C.
  2. pp. 97-140
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  1. CHAPTER SEVEN The Roman Imperial and Byzantine Navies
  2. pp. 141-156
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT Merchant Galleys
  2. pp. 157-168
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  1. CHAPTER NINE Sailing Ships
  2. pp. 169-200
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  1. CHAPTER TEN Shipbuilding
  2. pp. 201-223
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  1. CHAPTER ELEVEN Rudder, Rigging, Miscellaneous Equipment
  2. pp. 224-269
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  1. CHAPTER TWELVE Seasons and Winds, Sailing, Rowing, Speed
  2. pp. 270-299
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  1. CHAPTER THIRTEEN Officers and Men
  2. pp. 300-328
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  1. CHAPTER FOURTEEN Small Craft
  2. pp. 329-343
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  1. CHAPTER FIFTEEN Markings and Names
  2. pp. 344-360
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  1. CHAPTER SIXTEEN Harbors
  2. pp. 361-370
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  1. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
  2. pp. 371-382
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  1. GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS
  2. pp. 383-388
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  1. GLOSSARY OF GREEK ANDLATIN TERMS
  2. pp. 389-402
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  1. GENERAL INDEX
  2. pp. 403-416
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  1. INDEX OF CITATIONS
  2. pp. 417-438
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  1. INDEX OF SHIPS' NAMES
  2. pp. 439-441
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  1. ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA
  2. pp. 442-451
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  1. Image Plates
  2. pp. 452-542
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400853465
MARC Record
OCLC
885019414
Pages
470
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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