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The Resource Geography, technology, and war : studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean, 649-1571, John H. Pryor, (electronic resource)

Geography, technology, and war : studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean, 649-1571, John H. Pryor, (electronic resource)

Label
Geography, technology, and war : studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean, 649-1571
Title
Geography, technology, and war
Title remainder
studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean, 649-1571
Statement of responsibility
John H. Pryor
Title variation
Geography, Technology, & War
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When maritime transport and communication depended on muscle and wind-power, the Mediterranean Sea functioned as a symbiotic force between the civilisations which surrounded it, at once the major dividing barrier and the major connecting element. In this study, the technological limitations of maritime traffic are considered in conjunction with the peculiar geographical conditions within which it operated, and which led to the establishment of major sea lanes on trunk routes along which traffic could move safely, efficiently, and economically. These trunk routes remained virtually unchanged from antiquity to the sixteenth century, and eventually constituted economic and strategic maritime frontiers between civilisations. At the same time, the technological limitations of the oared galley meant that coasts and islands along the trunk routes had also to be held, a necessity which favoured geographically the Christian West over the world of Byzantium and Islam.--
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1947-
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Pryor, John H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Past and present publications
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Navigation
  • Mediterranean Region
Label
Geography, technology, and war : studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean, 649-1571, John H. Pryor, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511562501
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sea -- The ships : Commercial shipping; The early Middle Ages to the end of the thirteenth century; The fourteenth to sixteenth centuries; Warships -- Navigation : the routes and their implications -- The ninth and tenth centuries : Islam, Byzantium, and the West -- The twelfth and thirteenth centuries : the Crusader states -- Maritime traffic : the guerre de course -- The Turks -- Epilogue : the Barbary corsairs -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511562501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511562501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797854864
Label
Geography, technology, and war : studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean, 649-1571, John H. Pryor, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511562501
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sea -- The ships : Commercial shipping; The early Middle Ages to the end of the thirteenth century; The fourteenth to sixteenth centuries; Warships -- Navigation : the routes and their implications -- The ninth and tenth centuries : Islam, Byzantium, and the West -- The twelfth and thirteenth centuries : the Crusader states -- Maritime traffic : the guerre de course -- The Turks -- Epilogue : the Barbary corsairs -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511562501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511562501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797854864

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