Ships And Seafaring In Ancient Times

Autore: Lionel Casson
Editore: University of Texas Press
Grandezza: 60,55 MB
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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

Autore: Lionel Casson
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140085346X
Grandezza: 16,31 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8606

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.

Crossroads In Ancient Shipbuilding

Autore: Christer Westerdahl
Editore: Oxbow Books Limited
Grandezza: 54,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4590

Contains the proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Roskilde 1991. The contents include: new finds of mesolithic logboats in Denmark; prehistoric boats in the rock-paintings of Cadiz; and the rock-carvings of Northwestern Spain.

Sacred And Secular

Autore: Cheryl A. Ward
Editore: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Grandezza: 68,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 490

Ancient Egyptian Ships and Boats. Soundly based on archaeological evidence, this is a detailed study of the ways in which Egyptians engineered, manufactured and used ancient vessels. Ward widens the discussion to consider ancient engineering and shipbuilding in general and considers the economic, cultural and political context of Egyptian ships and water transport.

Wooden Ship Building And The Interpretation Of Shipwrecks

Autore: J. Richard Steffy
Editore: TAMU Press
ISBN: 9781603445207
Grandezza: 17,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8997

This comprehensive volume details the complex art of wooden shipbuilding in ancient and early modern times. The text includes discussion of ancient, medieval, and post-medieval shipwrecks, which represent a cross section of technology as seen through a select group of archaeological finds.

The Philosophy Of Shipbuilding

Autore: Frederick M. Hocker
Editore: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585443130
Grandezza: 75,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6391

This book is dedicated to J Richard Steffy, a leading figure in the study of ancient shipbuilding, and draws heavily upon his conceptual approach to ship design and construction which places emphasis on the shipwright's personality, culture, technical ability and experiences.

Ancient Boats In North West Europe

Autore: Sean Mcgrail
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317882377
Grandezza: 19,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6134

At last a paperback edition of this standard work on marine archaeology. Séan McGrail's study received exceptional critical acclaim when it was first published in hardback in 1987 and it is now revised and published in paperback for the first time. Professor McGrail provides an authoritative survey of water transport across Northern Europe from the Late Palaeolithic to the later Middle Ages, using evidence of excavations, but also documentary sources, iconographic and ethnographic evidence. In the process he answers such key questions as How were these boats built? What sort of environment were they used in? What speeds could they achieve? and how were they navigated?

Boats Ships And Shipyards

Autore: Carlo Beltrame
ISBN: 1785704648
Grandezza: 76,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8477

From sewn planked boats in Early Dynastic Egypt to Late Roman wrecks in Italy, and the design of Venetian Merchant Galleys, this huge volume gathers together fifty-three papers presenting new research on the archaeology and history of ancient ships and shipbuilding traditions. The papers have been grouped into several thematic sections, including: ships of the Mediterranean; the reconstruction of ancient ships, from life-size reconstructions to computer models; the study of shipyards, shipsheds and slipways of the Mediterranean and Europe; Venetian Galleys of the 15th and 16th centuries; and North European medieval and post -medieval ships. These papers which were presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA), held in Venice 2000. Carlo Beltrame is a free-lance archaeologist and contract professor of Maritime archaeology at Università Ca' Foscari of Venice and of Naval archaeology at Universita della Tuscia of Viterbo. He specialises in the archaeology of ship-construction from antiquity until the Renaissance period and methodology in maritime archaeology.

Pharaoh S Boat

Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Grandezza: 80,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3890

Presents the story of a boat of ancient Egypt that was build in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza by the shipbuilders of their time to serve the pharaoh, Cheops, on his journey through the underworld.

Warships Of The Ancient World

Autore: Adrian K. Wood
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849089809
Grandezza: 14,89 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6481

The world's first war machines were ships built two millennia before the dawn of the Classical world. Their influence on the course of history cannot be overstated. A wide variety of galleys and other types of warships were built by successive civilisations, each with their own distinctive appearance, capability and utility. The earliest of these were the Punt ships and the war galleys of Egypt which defeated the Sea People in the first known naval battle. Following the fall of these civilisations, the Phoenicians built biremes and other vessels, while in Greece the ships described in detail in the 'Trojan' epics established a tradition of warship building culminating in the pentekonters and triaconters. The warships of the period are abundantly illustrated on pottery and carved seals, and depicted in inscriptions and on bas-reliefs. The subject has been intensively studied for two and a half millennia, culminating in the contemporary works of authoritative scholars such as Morrison, Wallinga, Rodgers and Casson. To date there are no works covering the subject which are accessible and available to non-academics.

Egyptian Boats And Ships

Autore: Steve Vinson
Editore: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747802228
Grandezza: 37,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2504

A comprehensive survey of Egyptian nautical archaeology and history from the Predynastic period to the end of the Ptolemaic period is based on the latest findings in nautical archaeology and research. In particular, the book takes advantage of the study of possible or certain Early Dynastic boat remains from Tarkhan and Abydos, the discovery of large Middle Kingdom ship timbers from Lisht and the find of a Persion-period boat near Heliopolis. Beginning with an examination of the physical environment of the Nile Valley, the author surveys the principal chronological divisions of Egyptian history, concentrating as much as possible on actual remains of boats but also using artistic representations and historical sources. A final chapter surveys the place of boats in Egyptian religious beliefs and practices.

Ships Fastenings

Autore: Michael McCarthy
Editore: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585444519
Grandezza: 16,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3383

Without effective and durable hull fastenings, boats and ships—from the earliest days of seafaring through the twentieth century—could not have plied the seas. In Ships’ Fastenings, this central element of boat construction receives its first detailed study. Author Michael McCarthy offers a fascinating, thorough description of a range from sewn-plank boats of the ancient world and Micronesia to Viking ships, Mediterranean caravels, nineteenth-century ocean clippers, and even steamships. Along with the comprehensive account of ship fastenings, McCarthy provides a history of many of the discoveries and innovations that accompanied changes in the kinds of fastenings used and the ways they were secured. He discusses copper sheathing, metallurgy, the advent of Muntz metal, rivets of all types, welding in the ancient and modern sense, and the types of non-magnetic fastenings needed on World War II minesweepers. He even takes a glance at the development of underwriting and insurance, because the registries kept by Lloyd’s and others were not only guides to the suitability or a particular ship but also dictated the form and method of fastening. Ships’ Fastenings will prove of value to shipbuilders, historians, and archaeologists. It is also written for the enthusiast and amateur boat builder.

Building Ship Models

Autore: George B. Douglas
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486402154
Grandezza: 76,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7490

Clearly written text, detailed illustrations, and full-size working plans provide novices and experienced model builders with all the information they need to create exact replicas of two 19th-century sailing ships—the Benjamin F. Packard, a classic American clipper, and the Alice Mandell, a famous whaler. The one-volume edition of two rare model-building manuals also devotes chapters to ship’s rigging (ancient and modern) and abundant information on clippers and old-time whaling ships. A treasury of essential information for hobbyists, model builders, and devotees of the great age of sail.

Archaeology And The Social History Of Ships

Autore: Richard Gould
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521567893
Grandezza: 43,54 MB
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Vista: 8761

A review of underwater archaeology offering a clear exposition of new developments in undersea technologies.

The Athenian Trireme

Autore: J. S. Morrison
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521564564
Grandezza: 18,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1592

New edition of the technical and historical background to the reconstruction of a Greek warship.

Ancient Egypt

Autore: Robert Snedden
Editore: Black Rabbit Books
ISBN: 9781599202952
Grandezza: 59,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2378

"Covers the inventions and technology used by ancient Egyptians and how their ideas influenced technology today"--Provided by publisher.

Ancient Ships

Autore: Cecil Torr
Editore: CUP Archive
Grandezza: 53,23 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8393

The Material World Of Ancient Egypt

Autore: William H. Peck
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521886163
Grandezza: 46,43 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7957

Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians.

The Archaeology Of Seafaring In Ancient South Asia

Autore: Himanshu Prabha Ray
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521011099
Grandezza: 18,39 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6303

This is an archaeological study of the Indian subcontinent's ancient maritime history, before European expansion.

Illustrated Dictionary Of Sailing Ships Boats And Steamers

Autore: Scott Robertson
Editore: Specialist Interest Model Books Limited
ISBN: 9781854862020
Grandezza: 66,45 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3607

Old sailors loved nothing better than vying with one another at sea or in harbor to recognize a ship or boat on the horizon. It was sometimes an important life-saving talent to have in battle; modern boat enthusiasts, including yachtsman and fishermen, still like to indulge their nostalgic fancy in this old interest. There have been many thousands of water vessels developed within the last three and a half thousand years, from the simple wooden log or dug-out to the huge sophisticated ships of Brunel and other nineteenth century designers. It is the author's intention to give reader's a simple, quick reference book, illustrating and describing briefly some of these old ships and boats up to the turn of the century. It is not a definitive work (if it was it would be more than one volume), but a handy book for those many enthusiasts who love the sea and would like to know more about these old and interesting vessels.