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Eight thousand years of Maltese maritime history : trade, piracy, and naval warfare in the central Mediterranean

Author: Ayse Devrim Atauz
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2008.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
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Offering a general overview of essential facts, including geographical and oceanographic factors that would have affected the navigation of historic ships, major relevant historical texts and documents, the logistical possibilities of ancient ship design, a detailed study of sea currents and wind patterns, and especially the archaeological remains (or scarcity thereof) around the Maltese maritime perimeter, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Atauz, Ayse Devrim.
Eight thousand years of Maltese maritime history.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2008
(DLC) 2007032162
(OCoLC)163594113
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ayse Devrim Atauz
ISBN: 9780813038148 0813038146
OCLC Number: 767540473
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 379 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ancient history of Malta : from prehistory to the Arab conquest --
Medieval Malta : from the period of Muslim occupation to the arrival of the Order of Saint John --
The Order of Saint John in Malta --
Naval organization of the Order of Saint John --
Naval functions of the Order of Saint John --
Maltese population, 1530-1798 --
Conclusions --
Appendix A. The Malta Project : underwater survey of Malta --
Appendix B. Gran Caracca di Rodi in history and iconography --
Appendix C. Reconstruction of an eighteenth-century third-rate ship : San Giovanni Basttista --
Appendix D. Summary of major naval undertakings and naval forces of the Order, 1523-1798.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: Ayşe Devrim Atauz ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith.

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Presents an interdisciplinary approach to maritime history in the Mediterranean. This book offers a general overview of facts, including geographical and oceanographic factors that would have  Read more...

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