European Naval and Maritime History, 300-1500

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Indiana University Press, 1990 - History - 192 pages
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This first general survey of European naval and maritime history for the period from A.D. 300 to 1500 focuses on Western Europe, including the Baltic, North Sea, and Atlantic traditions, and on the Mediterranean, particularly Byzantine and Moslem naval history. The authors survey a number of interconnected areas: the use of seapower in international and intercultural relations, commerce and trade routes, naval technology and design, military tactics, the physical features of seafaring, and the geography of the sea. They make accessible to the general reader very technical scholarship, and provide numerous maps and illustrations that explain the changes in ship design and construction. The overall result is a powerful historical synthesis whiich gives students, teachers, and general readers a "feel" for the seafaring life and the place of the sea within medieval civilization.

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About the author (1990)

Archibald Lewis (1914–1990) was born in Bronxville, New York. He received his Ph.D. degree at Princeton University in 1940. He has had works published in journals such as Speculum, Le Moyen Age, and Polish Review. Among his books are Naval Power and Trade in the Mediterranean A.D. 500–1100 and The Northern Seas A.D. 300–1100.

Runyan is professor of history at Cleveland State University.

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