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AGE OF THE GALLEY

AGE OF THE GALLEY

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Deals with Mediterranean developments from the earliest recorded history, but concentrates on the oared vessel in all its varieties from pre-classical times, through the eras of the trireme and its many-banked successors, to the final extinction of the last galley fleets in the 18th century.

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Part of "Conway's History of the Ship" series, this volume deals with Mediterranean developments from the earliest re corded history, but concentrates on the oared vessel in all its varieties from pre-classical times, through the eras of the trireme and its many-banked successors, to the final extinction of the last galley fleets in the 18th century. Besides the ships themselves, background chapters cover such issues as navigation and shiphandling and rowing systems. John Morrison is the author of "Greek Oared Ships" and "The Athenian Trireme".

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Table of Contents


The earliest Mediterranean oared ships; the ancestry of the trireme; the trireme; Hellenistic oared warships; fleets of the Early-Roman Empire; fleets of the Byzantine Empire; Mediterranean galley fleets of the Early-Middle Ages; Mediterranean galley fleets of the Late-Middle Ages and Renaissance; trading galleys; the architecture and oar systems of the galley; naval installations; geographical factors affecting the use of galley fleets; the Athenian navy in the fourth-century BC; economics and logistics of galley fleets; oar mechanics and oar power.

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GOR001847940
AGE OF THE GALLEY by
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2002-07-15
256
0851775543
9780851775548
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