Cogs, Caravels, and Galleons

Cogs, Caravels, and Galleons

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Cogs, Caravels and Galleons traces the development of seagoing vessels from the traditions of late antiquity to the all important emergence of the three-masted ship, undoubtedly the most significant innovation in the history of shipping before the steam engine. Without the three-masted ship the European age of exploration and expansion is almost inconceivable and there is no doubt that the subsequent evolution of the world would have been markedly different. In recent years much original research has been done in this field, based on both documentary sources and archaeology, but this is the first overall synthesis of the new material now available. The main chapters are devoted to the principal ship types, explaining the latest thinking on the characteristics of cogs, caravels, hulks and so forth that have caused scholarly debate for decades. There are also more general sections on essential background subjects like construction and guns and gunnery, as well as pertinent essays on the evidence - from documentary sources, contemporary illustrations and archaeology. All the contributors are the foremost experts in their fields, but in presenting the fruits of their research at an approachable level, Cogs, Caravels and Galleons is a pioneering work in this area of maritime history.RS and Paul (eds), Carvel Construction Technique: Skeleton-first, Shell-first (Oxford 1991), pp72-7. ... in Carl Olof Cederlund (ed), Postmedieval Boat and Ship Archaeology (Oxford 1985), ppl53-64. , Dutch Shipbuilding Before 1800: Ships and Guilds ... Luis Collado, Platica Manual de Artilleria (Milan 1592; Italian ed, Venice 1586). ... pp47-53. , a#39;The early Provision of Artillery Armament on Mediterranean War Galleysa#39;, The Mariner s Mirror 50(1973), pp257-80. , a#39;The guns of theanbsp;...

Title:Cogs, Caravels, and Galleons
Author:Robert Gardiner, Richard W. Unger
Publisher:Naval Inst Press - 1994


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