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Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times

Casson, Lionel (Book - 1994 )
Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times
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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.
Authors: Casson, Lionel, 1914-2009
Title: Ships and seafaring in ancient times
Publisher: Austin : Universisty of Texas Press, 1994
Edition: 1st University of Texas Press ed
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 029271162X
Branch Call Number: VM16 .C23 1994
Statement of Responsibility: Lionel Casson
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 155) and index
Subject Headings: Navigation History Shipbuilding History Ships, Ancient
Topical Term: Navigation
Shipbuilding
Ships, Ancient
LCCN: 93061490
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