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The Viking Longship

Author : Jorn Olav Loset
ISBN : 1594160864
Genre : History
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Follows the evolution of Norse ships and shipbuilding, from prehistoric vessels to the great longships of the Vikings, covering everything from major archaeological finds to longship crafting and construction techniques, as well as an overview of the Vikings' naval warfare tactics, their transatlantic voyages and their navigation methods.

Handbook Of Medieval Culture

Author : Albrecht Classen
ISBN : 9783110377613
Genre : History
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A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.

Sea Ship Seafaring

Author : M. K. Ghosh Roy
ISBN : MINN:31951D029719667
Genre : Navigation
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Boats Of The World

Author : Sean McGrail
ISBN : 9780199271863
Genre : History
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Maritime archaeology, the study of man's early encounter with the rivers and seas of the world, only came to the fore in the last decades of the twentieth century, long after its parent discipline, terrestrial archaeology, had been established. Yet there were seamen long before there were farmers, navigators before there were potters, and boatbuilders before there were wainwrights. In this book Professor McGrail attempts to correct some of the imbalance in our knowledge of the past by presenting the evidence for the building and use of early water transport: rafts, boats, and ships.


Author : Kathleen M. MacPhee
ISBN : UOM:39015060622506
Genre : History
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Kathleen MacPhee provides an in-depth historical insight into the 12th century King of Argyll who laid the ground for the expulsion of the Norse from Scotland's west coast and Hebrides.

The Earliest Ships

Author : Robert Gardiner
ISBN : 9780851779959
Genre : Transportation
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Researching back into prehistory and into the earliest evidence provided by archaeology, this volume explores the varied lines of development from the most primitive watercraft to the first real seagoing ships, from Northern Europe, through the Mediterranean to the Near and Far Easts. It traces the most primitive forms of boats - rafts, skin boats and dugouts, for example - which developed ultimately into ships for trade, commerce and war. Apart from chapters on the craft themselves there are sections on related topics, including early pilotage and seamanship, and an evaluation of what modern reconstructions can tell us about the performance of ancient ship types. "The Earliest Ships" not only summarises existing information but has been produced by many of those whose pioneering work was responsible for the revolution in understanding in the first place.

The Oxford Handbook Of Maritime Archaeology

Author : Alexis Catsambis
ISBN : 9780199336005
Genre : Social Science
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The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on the expertise of nearly fifty international scholars who examine the many distinct and universal aspects of the discipline.

The Philosophy Of Shipbuilding

Author : Frederick M. Hocker
ISBN : 1585443131
Genre : Transportation
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12 expert nautical archaeologists, present the latest information from excavations and explore the conceptual basis for shipbuilding traditions.

The Sea Craft Of Prehistory

Author : Paul Johnstone
ISBN : 9780415026352
Genre : Social Science
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The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these facts can be explained only by man's mastery of water transport from earliest times. This book, by an acknowledged expert on prehistoric sea-craft, examines these problems looking at the new archaeological information in the light of the author's nautical knowledge. The result is a detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from earliest times until the dawn of recorded history. All forms of evidence are critically assessed, from the vessels of Ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk, to present of comprehensive picture of the vessels men have built through the ages, and of the variety of ways in which they have been used.

Humaniora Norvegica

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ISBN : UOM:39015076632440
Genre : Humanities
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The Vikings

Author : René Chartrand
ISBN : 9781472813220
Genre : History
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The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork, this book presents a new window into their way of life including detailed studies of the Hersir, the raiding warrior of the Viking world, and the legendary Viking longship.

Water Transport

Author : James Hornell
ISBN : 9781107475366
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1946, this book presents a comprehensive account regarding the origins and early evolution of water transport written by the renowned British ethnographer and zoologist James Hornell (1865-1949). The focus of the text is on different types of transport, and it is divided into three main sections: the first section is on 'Floats, Rafts and Kindred Craft', the second is on 'Skin Boats: Coracles, Curraghs, Kayaks and their Kin' and the third is on 'Bark Canoes, Dugouts and Plank-Built Craft'. Numerous illustrative figures and a detailed bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in archaeology, anthropology and the history of water transport.

Oceans Of Archaeology

Author : Anders Fischer
ISBN : 9788793423251
Genre : History
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Vast coastal plains that vanished below the waves thousands of years ago were highways to new territories and a cornucopia of natural riches for early humankind. Oceans of Archaeology presents these virtually unexplored areas of the archaeological world map. It scrutinises the submerged early prehistory of Europe and reveals a richness and diversity unmatched around the globe. Specialists from ten countries join forces to tell of flooded settlements, enigmatic sacred places, amazing art and skillful navigation. Multifarious traces of food preparation, flintworking, hunting and fishing vividly illustrate Stone Age daily life. While children's footprints lead the way to new investigations of early prehistoric life in these now inundated landscapes.

The Mariner S Mirror

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ISBN : UVA:X004309096
Genre : Naval art and science
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The Conway History Of Seafaring In The Twentieth Century

Author : A. D. Couper
ISBN : UOM:39015049514204
Genre : Navigation
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This book presents a look at developments in ships and shipping over the last hundred years by drawing together all the events and achievements, triumphs in design and seamanship and the naval battles and marine disasters, with eyewitness accounts, biographies and literary extracts to create a chronicle of life at sea.


Author : Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford
ISBN : UOM:39015068865545
Genre : Archaeology
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Includes section "Reviews."

Chronicle Essays From Ten Years Of Television Archaeology

Author : Ray Sutcliffe
ISBN : UOM:39015005662567
Genre : Antiquities
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Author : Edward Kennard Rand
ISBN : UCAL:B3886139
Genre : Civilization, Medieval
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Includes section "Reviews".

Weapons Systems And Political Stability

Author : Carroll Quigley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039348961
Genre : Social Science
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The Rudder

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026886510
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