The age of the galley: Mediterranean oared vessels since pre-classical times
'The work that gave me most pleasure last year was undoubtedly the on-going Conway's History of the Ship...intoxicating' Jan Morris in The Independent. The Age of the Galley charts the development from the earliest paleolithic craft to the classical tireme and its Roman and Byzantine successors. As a warship, the galley survived the coming of the three masted sailing ship, and later chapters are devoted to its mediaeval and Renaissance successors. An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world has been assembled to ensure that the work is informative, authoritative and fully international in it outlook. Essays are also included on related but more general aspects and themes of the period under review such as material resources, battle tactics, shipbuilding, gunnery, exploration or technology.
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The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels Since Pre-classical Times
John Morrison,Robert Gardiner
No preview available - 2004
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The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649
N. A. M. Rodger
Limited preview - 1998