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European Naval and Maritime History, 300-1500

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This first general survey of European naval and maritime history for the period from A.D. 300 to 1500 focuses on Western Europe, including the Baltic, North Sea, and Atlantic traditions, and on the Mediterranean, particularly Byzantine and Moslem naval history. The authors survey a number of interconnected areas: the use of seapower in international and intercultural relat ...more
Published February 1st 1990 by Indiana University Press (first published December 1985)
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Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Very much focused on warfare, not trade. Some stories about merchant convoys, but nothing about tonnages or rates, increases in capacities and the like. Very non-technical and non-quantitative. Which makes it a nice read, even though, compared to the knowledge of the authors in 1985, we now already some more details from recent research.
Steve Howarth
Interesting subject with some handy information for reference. Was a bit heavy going in a few places.
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