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Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times

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Published in 1994 by British Museum Press. Illustrated with black & white drawings and photographs. Includes index.

Ever since the earliest travellers 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 in Egypt in about 3500 BC resulted in ever faster and more efficient water transport, and the nations that surrounded the Mediterranean in ancient times depended on ships and seafarers for their prosperity. This book 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 replica boats have increased our knowledge of how ancient 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.

In excellent condition throughout.

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Author(s):
Lionel Casson
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714117358
ISBN-13:
9780714117355
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
British Museum Press

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Published in 1994 by British Museum Press. Illustrated with black & white drawings and photographs. Includes index.

Ever since the earliest travellers 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 in Egypt in about 3500 BC resulted in ever faster and more efficient water transport, and the nations that surrounded the Mediterranean in ancient times depended on ships and seafarers for their prosperity. This book 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 replica boats have increased our knowledge of how ancient 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.

In excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Lionel Casson
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714117358
ISBN-13:
9780714117355
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
British Museum Press

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