History of Merchant Shipping and Ancient Commerce

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - Business & Economics - 628 pages
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The shipowner and politician William Schaw Lindsay (1816-77) combined a wealth of personal experience with a meticulous approach to research. Originally published in 1874-6, this is his authoritative four-volume history of the world of ships and maritime trade. Its coverage ranges from the legend of Noah's Ark, through ancient commerce and the colonising expeditions of the middle ages, to the progress brought about by the introduction of steam to the shipping of Lindsay's own day. Details on construction and performance sit alongside explanations of the customs and superstitions of seamen, complemented by full accounts of many important nautical events. Volume 2 encompasses Vasco da Gama's expeditions, the Spanish Armada, and a discussion of the varying fortunes of the East India Company. Evident throughout the work are Lindsay's practical knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
resolves to establish a permanent Royal NavyDerives
88
CHAPTER IV
141
CHAPTER V
182
English voyages of discovery 1690l779DampierAnsonByron
215
CHAPTER VII
257
CHAPTER VIII
290
CHAPTER IX
320
CHAPTER X
345
CHAPTER XI
381
CHAPTER XII
408
CHAPTER XIII
443
CHAPTER XIV
489
APPENDIX No l
541
INDEX
593
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