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    The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Studies v. 3 (STUDIES) (Hardback)(English / Italian) Edited by Pamela O. Long, Edited by David McGee, Edited by Alan M. Stahl

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    DescriptionIn the fifteenth century, a Venetian mariner, Michael of Rhodes, wrote and illustrated a text describing his experiences in the Venetian merchant and military fleets. He included a treatise on commercial mathematics and treatments of contemporary shipbuilding practices, navigation, calendrical systems, and astrological ideas. This manuscript, "lost," or at least in unknown hands for over 400 years, has never been published or translated in its entirety until now.In volume 3, nine experts, including the editors, discuss the manuscript, its historical context, and its scholarly importance. Their essays examine the Venetian maritime world of the fifteenth century, Michael's life, the discovery of the manuscript, the mathematics in the book, the use of illustration, the navigational directions, Michael's knowledge of shipbuilding in the Venetian context, and the manuscript's extensive calendrical material.


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    Title
    The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Studies v. 3
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Pamela O. Long, Edited by David McGee, Edited by Alan M. Stahl
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 212 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,601 g
    Language
    English
    Italian
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262123082
    ISBN 10: 0262123088
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14360
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC subject category V2: PDX
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020, TRA006000, TEC060000
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    DC22: 623.80945/309023
    LC classification: V46 .M56 2009
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    DC22: 623.809024
    Thema V1.0: PDX, N, WGG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M
    Illustrations note
    86 b&w illus.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Pamela O. Long is an independent historian who has published widely in medieval and Renaissance history of science and technology.
    Review quote
    "[A] fascinating document concerning the life, interests, and skills of an early modern sailor." --David Elton Gay, Journal of Folklore Research