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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
18,652 words
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1

This entry contains six subentries: An Overview, Characteristics of Cities, Investment, Management, Officials, Workers ...

Ports

Ports   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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

(sing. λιμήν). The relatively small size of Byz. ships and the use of a keel that could be lifted meant ...

port

port   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
80 words

1 The place-name can mean either harbour, market town, or gate. ...

2 The Exchequer port books, housed at the Public

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
471 words

1 The place‐name can mean either harbour, market town, or gate. ...

2 The Exchequer port books, housed at The National Archives...

ports and harbours

ports and harbours   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
327 words

really began in Ireland in the 9th century, with the establishment of Viking settlements in Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, ...

Port

Port   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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

“There is hardly any port without a break in the side of the continent”, wrote F. Braudel, emphasizing the ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
58 words
[Ge] ... 1 Generally taken as a settlement situated on a river or coast whose occupants were engaged in water‐borne trade, commerce, and industry, including ... More
port

port 1 n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

1 a town or city with a harbor where ships load or unload, especially one where customs officers are stationed....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

any port in a storm in adverse circumstances any source of relief or escape is welcome; saying recorded from the mid 18th century....

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