Ships & Seafaring in Ancient Times

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Category: SKU: 7879

Description

This stimulating book by the worlds foremost authority on ancient seamanship traces the development of the boat from the most primitive craft to the pwerful warships of the Greeks, the huge Roman merchant vessels and the slender galleys of the Vikings. Professor Cason shows how the discoveries of marine archaelogists and recent experiments with full-size replicas of ancient boats have increased our knowledge of the ways in which ships were built and used. Drawing upon written accounts and contemporary artistic depictions of naval battles, trading expeditions and other voyages, he brings the world of seafaring in Ancient times vividly to life.
160 pages PB