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The age of the galley : Mediterranean oared vessels since pre-classical times

Author: J S Morrison
Publisher: London : Conway Maritime, 2004.
Series: Conway's history of the ship.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Age of the Galley charts this development from the earliest paleolithic craft, some of which were paddled rather than rowed, to the classical trireme and its Roman and Byzantine successors. However, as a warship the galley survived the coming of the three-masted sailing ship and even adapted itself to gunpowder artillery, so later chapters are devoted to the medieval and Renaissance fleets that served the later  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Age of the galley.
London : Conway Maritime, 2003
(OCoLC)646208367
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J S Morrison
ISBN: 0851779557 9780851779553
OCLC Number: 51439370
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: 1. Paddled and oared ships before the Iron Age --
2. The ancestry of the trireme 1200-525 B.C. --
3. The trireme --
4. Hellenistic oared warships 399-31 B.C. --
5. Fleets of the early Roman empire, 31 B.C.-A.D. 324 --
6. Late Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic galleys and fleets --
7. From Dromon to Galea : Mediterranean Bireme galleys A.D. 500-1300 --
8. Merchant galleys --
9. The naval architecture and oar systems of ancient galleys --
10. The naval architecture and oar systems of medieval and later galleys --
11. Oar mechanics and oar power in ancient galleys --
12. Oar mechanics and oar power in medieval and later galleys --
13. The geographical conditions of galley navigation in the Mediterranean --
14. Economics and logistics of galley warfare --
15. Naval installations --
16. The Athenian navy in the fourth century B.C.
Series Title: Conway's history of the ship.
Responsibility: edited by John Morrison.

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Over 100 maritime historians and specialists chart the development of the galley from the earliest paleolithic craft to the classical trireme and its Roman and Byzantine successors. Essays are also  Read more...

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'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

 
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