||John H. Pryor
||Cambridge University Press
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Here is a re-print of the John Pryor's book which brings together an imposing mass of data related to the shipping in Mediterranean Sea of the medieval times. This study will be very useful for people interested in the early mdern history of that area. The book focuses on oceanographic and meteorological conditions in the Mediterranean, it shows all limitations faced by the oar and sailins vessels over a thousand years ago and explains how those limitations impacted on naval warfare and piracy and influenced sea trade and travel. It is very easy to read and well written.