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- Portland, Maine overrun with African migrants June 16, 2019
- Source: Frustration in White House over ABC interview June 16, 2019
- Trump’s ‘Angst’ on China Could Create Years of Dilemmas: Jim O’Neill June 16, 2019
- Hong Kong protest: How will Beijing respond? | DW News June 16, 2019
- John Dean responds to Trump calling him a ‘rat’ June 16, 2019
- US Department Of Energy Rebrands Fossil Fuels As “Freedom Gas” June 16, 2019
- Iran attack on Japanese ship ‘doesn’t make sense’ June 16, 2019
- Severe weather in Europe causes devastation June 16, 2019
- Germany’s Exit from Coal by 2038 Is a Major Transition June 16, 2019
- Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change June 16, 2019
- How will Hong Kong deal with growing public discontent? | Inside Story June 16, 2019
- Longest Period Without Fed Minimum Wage Increase Since Law Enacted in 1938 June 16, 2019
- Leonardo Exhibit Casts New Light on Artist June 16, 2019
- Central Gov’t offices in Hong Kong voice support June 16, 2019
- Facts you need to know about Hong Kong Fugitive Bill June 16, 2019
- How Americans Are Losers In The US-China Trade War June 16, 2019
- Drone footage: Hong Kong Protesters Rally to Demand Leader Steps Down June 16, 2019
- Protest march continues in Hong Kong June 16, 2019
- Debt Soars Under President Donald Trump Tax Cuts | The Last Word | MSNBC June 15, 2019
- Why Robert Mueller ‘Following The Debt’ Scares Trump, Kushner | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC June 15, 2019
- NYT: Tax documents show Trump lost more than $1B in a decade June 15, 2019
- How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times June 15, 2019
- Will China dominate science? | The Economist June 15, 2019
- Former deputy director at IMF says Trump’s idea that US can win trade war ‘complete nonsense’ June 15, 2019
- Columbia professor slams Trump’s tariffs on China June 15, 2019
- What does China own in the U.S.? | CNBC Explains June 15, 2019
- Max Baucus Says Tariffs Won’t Slow Down `Made in China 2025′ June 15, 2019
- America’s Fundamental Misunderstanding of China | Kishore Mahbubani June 15, 2019
- How Americans Are Losers In The US-China Trade War June 15, 2019
- Climate crisis: UK ‘first major economy’ to commit to zero emissions by 2050 June 15, 2019
- Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers speech at fifth CICA Summit June 15, 2019
- MPs reject Labour motion to prevent no-deal Brexit June 15, 2019
- Why Hong Kong Is Rising Up (HBO) June 15, 2019
- Hong Kong’s last stand? Massive protest against China-backed extradition bill June 15, 2019
- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam condemns violence June 15, 2019
- LARRY DIAMOND: SAVING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY June 15, 2019
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- China Innovation! 8 Breathtaking Advancement In Technology Happening in China June 15, 2019
- Hong Kong: why opposition to extradition law runs deep June 15, 2019
- Hong Kong protests: ‘No one safe’ under extradition – BBC Newsnight June 14, 2019
- China blames US for massive Hong Kong protest June 14, 2019
- Hong Kong protests extradition bill: “There is no trust of the Chinese government” June 14, 2019
- No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants June 14, 2019
- Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran for Tanker Attacks as Much of World Pushes for Diplomacy June 14, 2019
- Journalists Chris Hedges and John Pilger unite for Assange June 14, 2019
- Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro June 12, 2019
- Rev. William Barber: “We have to fight together” to overcome racist gerrymandering June 11, 2019
- How NAFTA hurts Mexican workers and unions June 11, 2019
Daily Archives: December 8, 2018
The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats (Studies in Nautical Archaeology, 5): Lillian Ray Martin, Marco Bonino
Throughout its existence as a bustling center of seafaring and trade, Venice has loomed large in maritime history. Its location, its governmental policies, and the skills of its citizens made Venice a dominant military power and a major player in international trade by the Middle Ages. Yet little is known of what made that military and trade prowess possible—the early seagoing vessels of Venice. Remains of its ships and boats are few, and written records are rare.
Artistic representations of Venetian ships and boats can offer distinctive clues unavailable in other forms of evidence. To gain a better understanding of the watercraft of Venice, nautical archaeologist Lillian Ray Martin has collected representations of ships and boats in medieval and early Renaissance art. To do so, Martin systematically surveyed the museums, churches, libraries, and public buildings of Venice and the surrounding region in search of watercraft depicted in art.
Drawing on material from several disciplines, The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats combines lively discussions of art and history with scientific scholarship. After outlining her method of study, Martin presents a brief history of Venetian art, inextricably linked to the history of the area. Martin then carefully catalogues each known piece of Venetian art that depicts watercraft. She includes such information as the
title, artist, date, location, types of watercraft depicted, and a comprehensive description of each piece.
Excavations in the region so far have revealed only a few small boats, two merchant ships, and a galley, a limited sample of the ships and boats of Venetia, but offering the base on which to build. Archaeological, documentary, and iconographic evidence are here combined to paint a more accurate picture of Venetian watercraft, making The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats the most complete compilation of the sources available today.
The book is enhanced by more than 150 illustrations, including representations of ships and boats from paintings, sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, engravings, manuscript illuminations, and more.
The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats reveals important facts about the construction, rigging, and sailing of Venetian watercraft, shedding new light on the history of Venetian seafaring and the resulting economic and political relations Venice had with the Byzantine and European worlds.
Published on Aug 15, 2017
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