The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels Since Pre-Classical Times

Gardiner, Robert

ISBN 10: 155750024X / ISBN 13: 9781557500243
Edité par Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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256 pp. Includes bibliography, glossary and index. Illustrated with numerous black and white reproductions of paintings, plans, models and photographs. The second title in the 12 volume series, Conway's History of the Ship. The ship may be the most influential invention in human history. Conway's History of the Ship is the first comprehensive and authoritative account of this technological and cultural phenomenon. An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world was assembled to ensure that the work is informative, authoritative and fully international in outlook. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost. N° de réf. du libraire 4620

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Titre : The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared ...

Éditeur : Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Edition : First American Edition.

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For thousands of years organized naval warfare was the exclusive preserve of the galley. Oars provided a level of control and maneuverabilty beyond the capabilities of the contemporary sailing ship, and not experienced again until the era of the screw propeller. Precise control allowed squadrons and fleets to operate together, as a unit, which promoted the evolution of earlier fighting tactics. However, for fleets to be more effective than collections of individual vessels, they needed training and organization, from which the first state-funded navies were to develop.
THE AGE OF THE GALLEY charts this development from the earliest paleolitic crafts, some of which were paddled rather than rowed, to the classical trireme and its Roman and Byzantine successors. However, as a warship, the galley survived the coming of the three-masted sailing ship and even adapted itself to gunpowder artillery, so later chapters are devoted to the medieval and Renaissance fleets that served the later maritime powers in the Mediterranean.
The principal historical chapters are backed by more general sections on the design and oar system of galleys, on the organization and infrastructure of galley fleets, and on non-military applications of the galley.
With the recent trials of the Greek Navy's reconstructed trireme, this volume has been able to take advantage of much new research; the upsurge in interest in these crafts
makes the publication of this work particularly welcome.
Lavishly illustrated, THE AGE OF THE GALLEY includes over 65 black-and-white photos, over 200 illustrations and 15 tables.

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CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP

The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP is the first comprehensive and authoritative account of this technological and cultural phenomenon.
An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world has been assembled to ensure that the work is informative, authoritative, and fully international in outlook.
Every significant ship type from the dawn of seafaring to the present day is analyzed in detailed in coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme which allows it to stand alone, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained.

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