Early Ships and Seafaring: European Water Transport

Seán McGrail

 
Date Published :
February 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
60 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781593929
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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‘Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Within Europe’ builds on Professor Seán McGrail’s 2006 volume ‘Ancient Boats and Ships’ by delving deeper into the construction and use of boats and ships between the stone age and AD 1500 in order to provide up to date information. Regions covered will include the Mediterranean and Atlantic Europe.

This interesting volume is easily accessible to those with little or no knowledge of the building and uses of boats, whether ancient or modern. Seán McGrail introduces the reader to this relatively new discipline through the theory and techniques used in the study of early boats as well as the many different types of evidence available to us, including archaeological, documentary, iconographic, experimental and ethnographic, and the natural, physical laws.

About The Author
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Professor Seán McGrail served in the Royal Navy as a seaman officer from 1946 to 1968; from 1952 he flew as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm. He graduated with a BA at the University of Bristol in 1971, and in 1978 gained a Ph.D. at University College, London with a thesis on The Logboats of England and Wales. In 1988 he was awarded a D.Sc. by the University of Oxford.Professor McGrail was Chief Archaeologist at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich from 1974 to 1986, and Professor of Maritime Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford from 1986 to 1993. Since 1993 he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton.

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