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Venetian ships and shipbuilders of the Renaissance

Author: Frederic Chapin Lane
Publisher: Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins pbks. edView all editions and formats
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This major study tracks the rise and decline of the great shipbuilding industry of Renaissance Venice. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, the author presents detailed descriptions of the Venetian arsenal, including the great galleys that doubled as cargo ships and warships the sixteenth-century round ships, which introduced dramatic innovations in rigging and the majestic galleons, whose straight lines and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic Chapin Lane
ISBN: 0801845149 9780801845147
OCLC Number: 25871677
Description: ix, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The galleys --
The round ships --
Some famous shipwrights --
The craft guilds --
The process of construction --
The activity of the private shipyards --
Industrial organization in the private shipyards --
The growth of the arsenal --
The management of the arsenal --
The arsenalotti --
Industrial discipline in the arsenal --
The timber supplies.
Responsibility: by Frederic Chapin Lane.
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Additional chapters detail the actual process of ship construction, the organization and activity of the craft guilds, and the development and management of the Arsenal.  Read more...

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First published in 1934, this outstanding study of shipbuilding in the Venetian republic, when it was at the height of its power and greatness, has never been surpassed or replaced as the definitive Read more...

 
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