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Daily life in the age of sail

Author: Dorothy Denneen Volo; James M Volo
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: '">Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series.
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"From the 13th century through the 19th century, the waterways of the world provided the major means of transportation for exploration, trade, the military, and even criminals. Find out what life was like for those who decided to sail the high seas, as well as for those who did not choose to be on board, like slaves en route to the auction block and wives brought to sea by their husbands. What were their living  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Denneen Volo; James M Volo
ISBN: 0313310262 9780313310263
OCLC Number: 45750249
Description: xix, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Seaports --
2. Sea Lanes --
3. Navigation --
4. Hull Down on the Horizon --
5. The Crew --
6. Shipboard Environment --
7. Pastimes --
8. Women and the Sea --
9. The Great Trading Fleets of Europe --
10. The Art of War at Sea --
11. Pirates and Privateers --
12. The Age of Fighting Sail --
13. The American Revolution --
14. The Sea and the States.
Series Title: Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series.
Other Titles: Age of sail
Responsibility: Dorothy Denneen Volo and James M. Volo.
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