History of Merchant Shipping and Ancient Commerce

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - Business & Economics - 724 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 1 encompasses shipping in the ancient world, the foundation of a royal and commercial navy in England, and tales of the Norman invasion and the Crusades to the Holy Land, ending with Christopher Columbus' voyages of discovery. Evident throughout the work are Lindsay's practical knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY
xv
A P P E N D I C E S PAGE
xlvi
CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
25
CHAPTER III
44
CHAPTER IV
79
CHAPTER V
122
CHAPTER VI
162
CHAPTER XIII
423
CHAPTER XIV
462
CHAPTER XV
504
CHAPTER XVI
547
APPENDICES
625
No 3
629
N0 5
634
No 7
636

APPENDIX No 1 625
170
CHAPTER VII
190
Ancient galleysDifterent descriptionsTheir outfitBeaksStern
253
CHAPTER X
298
CHAPTER XI
331
CHAPTER XII
373
No 8
642
No 9
650
N0 10
653
No 13
654
INDEX
657
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