A Short History of the Sailing Ship
This outstanding, amply illustrated book traces the evolution of the sailing ship from ancient times to the end of the 19th century. Extremely well-written in clear, non-technical language, the work provides detailed coverage of the ships of ancient Egypt and Crete (4000-1000 B.C.); Phoenician, Greek, and Roman ships; ships of the Middle Ages; as well as double-ended and one-masted ships. Following the main streams of development of both northern and southern European vessels, the authors elucidate the technical and cultural factors behind their change in form and function and their culmination in the full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. No concise history of sail has ever presented the subject more authoritatively or enjoyably as this critically praised book. Anyone with an interest in sailing ships, scholar or layman, will find the book invaluable and appealing. "Heartily recommended to the reader." — Boston Transcript.
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EGYPT AND CRETE 40001000 BC
PHŒNICIA GREECE AND ROME 1000 BCAD 400
NORTHERN SHIPS BEFORE THE ROMANS
THE DAYS OF THE DOUBLEENDED SHIP AD 2001200
THE ONEMASTED SHIP IN HER PRIME AD 12001400
SOUTHERN SHIPS IN THE MIDDLE AGES AD 4001400
THE RISE OF THE FULLRIGGED SHIP AD 14001600
THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
THE SHIP OF THE LINE AND HER SATELLITES AD 17001840
THE LAST DAYS OF THE SAILINGSHIP
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