13.06.2021

MEDIEVAL SHIPS AND SHIPPING

Medieval Ships and Shipping

Author(s) Gillian Hutchinson
Publisher Farleigh Dickinson University Press
Date 1994
Pages 219
Format pdf
Size 24 Mb
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The main objective of the author of the present publication was to combine all available information relating to the shipping activities as well as to provide detailed explanation of their importance in the context of the maritime Britain of the medieval period. The volume will be of particular interest to the naval history enthusiast and particular those people who are dealing with the British history since it provides a truly brilliant historical background.

The first two sections of the book are devoted solely to the shipbuilding including the traditions in the northers seas, innovation and interaction. The technical aspects, such as the steering of the ships, their rigging and fitting is explained in the next section, followed by the one addressing maritime trade in the above mentioned historical period.

The inland water transport has been covered in a separate section and same approach has been applied to the ports. The sections on pilotage and ship navigation, and a good coverage of the ships in warfare conclude this excellent book. Note that there is also a good but quite compact glossary explaining all terms used throughout the publication and historical literature in general.

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