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Ships and Shipbuilding, Ancient and Medieval

Ships and Shipbuilding, Ancient and Medieval   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
1,102 words

Rafts, dugout canoes, and skin boats were widely used at all periods, but long-distance travel at sea has mostly taken

Ship and Boatbuilders

Ship and Boatbuilders   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
3,683 words
Illustration(s):
1

For most shipbuilders the act of working in a shipyard was not merely a job. It was also very much

Shipboard Life

Shipboard Life   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
12,479 words
Illustration(s):
1

This entry contains four subentries: Commercial Vessels, Naval Vessels, Hazards of Seafaring, Women aboard Ship

Ships and Boats

Ships and Boats   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
1,457 words

The basic distinction between a ship and a boat is a matter of the size of the vessel. As the

Ships and Boats

Ships and Boats   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
2,764 words
Illustration(s):
3

In the ancient Near East, ships and boats were major conveyors of people and goods along inland rivers and over

Ships and Sailing

Ships and Sailing   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
561 words

Despite Israel's proximity to the Mediterranean, the Israelites were never a seafaring people. By contrast, Canaanites in the Late Bronze

Ships, Byzantine

Ships, Byzantine   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

From the sixth-century Marzamemi wreck found off North Africa, from a fourth-century wreck at Yassi Ada, and from the seventh-century

Ships and Sailing

Ships and Sailing   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
2,867 words
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2

From late antiquity until the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries one of the most obvious features of ship design and ship

Ships and Shipbuilding

Ships and Shipbuilding   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Thousands of models, texts, and representations testify to more than 120 types of ancient Egyptian watercraft in use for several

Ships and Seafaring

Ships and Seafaring   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,772 words
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2

The ancient Greeks referred to the numerous islands of the Aegean basin as the Cyclades, or “circle islands,” because of

ship

ship   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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

Vessel for conveying passengers and freight by sea. The earliest sea‐going ships were probably Egyptian, making voyages to the e

ships

ships   Quick reference

A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
86 words

Seafaring was not a skill of the Israelites; it was the sailors of *Hiram, king of *Tyre

ships, seafaring, and navigation

ships, seafaring, and navigation   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
2,074 words
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1

The Roman Empire left a rich heritage in shipbuilding and navigation techniques, but the peoples living in early medieval Europe

ships and shipbuilding

ships and shipbuilding   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
194 words

The principal innovations in the design of ships in Renaissance Europe were prompted by the introduction of the lateen sail and the development of naval ...

ship

ship   Quick reference

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
206 words
from the Old English scip, the generic name for seagoing vessels, as opposed to boats, though submarines are known as boats as are the different types of fishing vessels. Ships were ... More
ship

ship n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
1 a vessel larger than a boat for transporting people or goods by sea. 2 a sailing vessel with a bowsprit and three or more square-rigged masts.... ... More
ships

ships   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
256 words

There is no generally applicable definition of what constitutes a ‘ship’ in international law or domestic law. In the Merchant

Ships and Seafaring

Ships and Seafaring   Reference library

Seán McGrail

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
4,593 words

In the study of water transport, archaeologists investigate the methods used to travel across lakes, down rivers, and over seas

Ship

Ship   Reference library

Eric McGeer

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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

(ναυ̑ς, πλοι̑ον). Byz. merchant ships were smaller than those of antiquity, although large merchantmen were built to transport grain well into the 6th C. (...

ships

ships   Reference library

Philip de Souza

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
560 words
The earliest seagoing vessels in the ancient world were probably very small rafts and boats, made from skins, bundles of reeds, or carved out of tree-trunks. Even in such tiny craft it was ... More

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