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dc.contributor.editorNantet, Emmanuel
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:25:53Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:25:53Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/41246
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35375
dc.description.abstract"This book represents a significant contribution to the fields of Hellenistic archaeology, Hellenistic economy, naval architecture and shipping in the eastern Mediterranean. It asks (and answers) questions that are often simply assumed and not systematically investigated. — Dr. Conor Trainor, University of Warwick What can the architecture of ancient ships tell us about their capacity to carry cargo or to navigate certain trade routes? How do such insights inform our knowledge of the ancient economies that depended on maritime trade across the Mediterranean? These and similar questions lie behind Sailing from Polis to Empire, a fascinating insight into the practicalities of trading by boat in the ancient world. Allying modern scientific knowledge with Hellenistic sources, this interdisciplinary collection brings together experts in various fields of ship archaeology to shed new light on the role played by ships and sailing in the exchange networks of the Mediterranean. Covering all parts of the Eastern Mediterranean, these outstanding contributions delve into a broad array of data – literary, epigraphical, papyrological, iconographic and archaeological – to understand the trade routes that connected the economies of individual cities and kingdoms. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach and focus on the Hellenistic period, this collection digs into the questions that others don’t think to ask, and comes up with (sometimes surprising) answers. It will be of value to researchers in the fields of naval architecture, Classical and Hellenistic history, social history and ancient geography, and to all those with an interest in the ancient world or the seafaring life."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTM Maritime history
dc.subject.otherHellenistic archaeology
dc.subject.otherHellenistic economy
dc.subject.othernaval architecture
dc.subject.othershipping in the eastern Mediterranean
dc.subject.othermaritime trade
dc.subject.otherthe Mediterranean
dc.titleSailing from Polis to Empire
dc.title.alternativeShips in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic Period
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0167
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781783746934
oapen.relation.isbn9781783746941
oapen.relation.isbn9781783746965
oapen.relation.isbn9781783746972
oapen.relation.isbn9781783746989
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages148
dc.dateSubmitted2020-08-12T08:05:30Z


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