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- Women’s History: The Future, Roundtable Discussion followed by Address by Sec Hillary Rodham Clinton October 26, 2021
- The Activist Generation, the U.S., and the UN October 26, 2021
- “One of the biggest legacies of colonialism….is the marginalization of the human population…” – T.C. Weiskel, [interview excerpt, Voices from Oxford] October 26, 2021
- Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World? October 25, 2021
- Why the Western Drought Will Have Major Ripple Effects | WSJ October 25, 2021
- La Palma Volcano: Drone flight gives a clear view on New Vent from south side of volcano October 25, 2021
- La Palma Volcano Eruption Update; Volcanic Smoke Reaches Barbados, Large Earthquake October 25, 2021
- Rethinking the Civic Imagination & Manufactured Ignorance in the Post Pandemic World – Noam Chomsky October 25, 2021
- Facebook is making hate worse, whistleblower says – BBC Newsnight October 25, 2021
- A look at events in Sudan since the fall of Omar al-Bashir • FRANCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- Live: Facebook Whistleblower Testifies at Senate Hearing | NBC News October 25, 2021
- Facebook ‘unquestionably’ exacerbating hate, whistleblower tells MPs October 25, 2021
- Roads: An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise (Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge): Penny Harvey, Hannah Knox October 25, 2021
- The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea: Hannah Appel October 25, 2021
- Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story October 25, 2021
- The Agribusiness Alliance for a Green Revolution Failed Africa – Tim Wise (GDAE-Tufts University & IATP) October 25, 2021
- Africans publicly challenge Green Revolution backers | IATP October 25, 2021
- Beyond Africa’s Green Revolution: Time for donors to shift funding to agroecology | IATP October 25, 2021
- Bayer/Monsanto loses again: Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban October 25, 2021
- Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban – Food Tank October 25, 2021
- Jane Goodall’s message of hope October 25, 2021
- History Faculty Inaugural Lecture – Hillary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s History October 25, 2021
- Ilhan Omar Blasts Manchin & Sinema for Siding with Big Pharma, Big Oil & Wall Street in Budget Talks October 25, 2021
- “Dirty Empire”: Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal October 25, 2021
- El volcán de La Palma está en el momento de mayor actividad October 25, 2021
- Terrible Explosion Lava La Palma (oct 2021) Spain★ Lava Drone Video || La Palma Volcano & Mount E tna October 25, 2021
- Incredible in 2021! Spectacular Huge Eruption of Mount Aso in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan October 25, 2021
- America is on Strike | Robert Reich October 25, 2021
- How Kyrsten Sinema, Once a Socialist, Is Now Obstructing the Democrats’ Pr ogressive Platform October 25, 2021
- Sen. Joe Manchin’s Opposition to Biden Agenda Backed by History of Putting Corpora tions Over People October 25, 2021
- ‘Human greed causing death and destruction in the Himalayas’ – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Israel announces plans to build 1,300 new West Bank settlement homes • FRA NCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- ‘Four Seasons Total Documentary’ | Official Trailer October 25, 2021
- Storms in Northern California bring landslides and flooding October 25, 2021
- Public Citizen Blasts Pfizer for Putting Corporate Profit Over Increasing Access to COVID Vaccines October 25, 2021
- Live: Sudan’s General Burhan dissolves government, declares state of emergency • FRANCE 24 October 25, 2021
- Ethiopia launches air strikes in northern and western Tigray • FRANCE 24 Eng lish October 25, 2021
- Rep. Ro Khanna Slams Conservative Democrats for Holding Back Build Back Better Plan October 25, 2021
- Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing October 25, 2021
- Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appears before UK parliament committee – w atch live October 25, 2021
- Facebook Whistleblower Testifies In UK October 25, 2021
- The Art Market is a Scam (And Rich People Run It) October 25, 2021
- Former Saudi intelligence official accuses Mohammed bin Salman of multiple murder plots, kidnappi… October 25, 2021
- Sudan’s civilian leaders arrested amid military coup reports – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Crowds rally as Sudan PM held in apparent army coup; gunfire reported • FRANCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- Covid cases rising in UK – what happens next? – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Climate change: Italian beekeepers’ heavy losses in Sicily • FRANCE 24 Engl ish October 25, 2021
- Trump Loyalists Planned To Overturn The Election In ‘War Room’ of D.C. Hotel October 25, 2021
- Velshi: The Cost Of Climate Change October 25, 2021
- ‘Roads We Build Will Be Washed Away’: Joaquin Castro on how climate provisions help infrastructure October 25, 2021
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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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlanti… Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice. Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.
Published on Nov 10, 2018
Just how African or “Black” is your average Latin American? Today let’s discuss how the African slaves and immigrants since have radically impacted pretty much all of America’s Southern neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the Afro-Latino community.
Published on Jun 18, 2017
Slavery has left an everlasting scar on the map of the United States. Let’s explore how it shaped out map and explain why the South seceded in the first place.