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- Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2019 – CHDS/Ed August 25, 2019
- Statement for the Record: 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community August 25, 2019
- Risks, Rewards, and Results: U.S. Companies in China and Chinese Companies in the United States – Intellectual Property Theft, Technology Transfer, Production Outsourcing, Investments and Capital Flow: U.S. Government, U.S. Senate, U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission August 25, 2019
- Huawei: Why governments are afraid of the Chinese giant August 25, 2019
- Why Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Scares Countries Like the U.S. August 25, 2019
- Intellectual property theft is at the core of the Chinese system: Gordon Chang August 25, 2019
- How China, Russia steal US intellectual property August 25, 2019
- FBI Sting: Did Huawei Try to Steal Tech Secrets? August 25, 2019
- Intellectual Piracy in China August 25, 2019
- Meet Hong Kong’s Teenage Protesters | The Dispatch August 25, 2019
- The Point: Why does the U.S. delay and widen its Huawei ban? August 25, 2019
- About the Freedom House Mission: Democracy in Crisis August 25, 2019
- The Future of the Global Internet Hangs in The Balance | The Takeaway | WNYC August 25, 2019
- Police deploy water cannon to disperse violent crowds in Hong Kong August 25, 2019
- Aerial video shows huge fires in Amazon August 25, 2019
- Amazon fires: The devastation seen from above – BBC News August 25, 2019
- Washington Week | Who pays the price in a trade war? | PBS August 23, 2019
- Jeffrey Stacey talks about the tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by the US and China Friday August 23, 2019
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro To Send Troops To Battle Amazon Fires | Hardball | MSNBC August 23, 2019
- As Amazon burns, Trudeau calls on world leaders to do more August 23, 2019
- Bill McKibben: The Amazon rainforests are on fire. Brazil’s Trump-like president, Jair Bolsonaro, is to blame. August 23, 2019
- Hong Kong protesters form human chain in call for democracy August 23, 2019
- ‘This Has Been A Journey’: One Virginian Reflects On Their Ancestors 400 Years After Slavery’s Start | Here & Now August 23, 2019
- Culture clash – Ghana and American Blacks | Public Radio International August 23, 2019
- Climate activists prep for G7 | Public Radio International August 23, 2019
- Can big climate plans move the needle? | Prof. Dan Schrag August 23, 2019
- Amazon wildfires | Public Radio International August 23, 2019
- Meet Hong Kong’s Teenage Protesters | The Dispatch August 23, 2019
- Bolsanaro says Brazil lacks the resources to fight record number of Amazon fires August 23, 2019
- Experts worry about the future of the Amazon as forest fires rage August 23, 2019
- “Our House is On Fire”: Brazil Faces Global Outrage as Massive Fires Sprea d in Amazon Rainforest August 23, 2019
- Trump may label antifa a terror group | Public Radio International August 22, 2019
- Returning in chains | Public Radio International – The World August 22, 2019
- PRI’s The World | Slavery’s unresolved history August 22, 2019
- The great unbundling – Economics focus August 22, 2019
- The Amazon is burning and Brazilians are blaming President Bolsonaro August 22, 2019
- Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia August 22, 2019
- Trump’s Trade War (full film) | FRONTLINE August 22, 2019
- Is sustainable development a luxury we can’t afford? – Desmond Tutu responds August 22, 2019
- Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems August 22, 2019
- China tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs August 22, 2019
- Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel” August 22, 2019
- Amazon burning: Smoke travels nearly 3000 km to black out Sao Paulo in middle of the day August 22, 2019
- Amazon fires: Brazil’s president v conservationists – BBC News August 22, 2019
- Trump Under Fire After Comments About Jewish Americans – The Day That Was | MSNBC August 22, 2019
- The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate August 22, 2019
- Coal Industry’s Decline Hits Nation’s Largest Producer August 22, 2019
- Blastoff! Russian Humanoid Robot Launches to Space Station August 22, 2019
- Trump’s Denmark visit cancellation shocks Danish government August 22, 2019
- Blastoff! Russian Humanoid Robot Launches to Space Station August 22, 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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