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Navigation, Ancient and Medieval

Navigation, Ancient and Medieval   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
485 words

We may suppose that route finding at sea began with fishermen, who, in summertime, paddled or rowed out from ...

Navigational Techniques

Navigational Techniques   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
3,738 words

The oldest form of navigation is that of dead reckoning, which is the estimation of position based on maintaining a ...

Navigation

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
343 words

was restricted by climate and Byz. control of the sea; naval technology remained limited. Since the Byz. ship was usually ...

Navigational Technology

Navigational Technology   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

Early mariners navigated by using careful observation of natural phenomena coupled with their experience of the ways of the sea. ...

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
78 words

Determining one's position and course, often while in a road vehicle, ship, or aircraft. Five main techniques are used: dead ...

Navigation, Ships

Navigation, Ships   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
589 words
Illustration(s):
1

Early medieval naval construction inherited several traditions (Greco-Roman, Celtic, Germanic) whose specific characters did not prevent contacts between the different ...

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Philip de Souza

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
539 words
can be defined as the art of taking a ship successfully from one chosen point to another. From a very early stage the relatively calm, tideless waters of the Mediterranean encouraged ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
684 words
in the Renaissance proceeded without much attempt to take account of geographical longitude (that is, position east–west), which in practice could not be found, though it was of course ... More
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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
1 the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one's position and planning and following a route. ... 2 the passage of ships.... ... More
navigate, to

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
55 words

to steer or direct a vessel accurately and safely on the open ocean, along rivers, or in coastal waters. The noun, ...

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Mike Richey

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
3,068 words
Illustration(s):
2

from the latin navis (a ship) and agere (to drive), the art and science of conducting a craft as it moves about its ways. ...

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