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    DescriptionIn the last fifty years the investigation of maritime archaeological sites in the sea, in the coastal zone and in their interconnecting locales, has emerged as one of archaeology's most dynamic and fast developing fields. No longer a niche interest, maritime archaeology is recognised as having central relevance in the integrated study of the human past. Within maritime archaeology the study of watercraft has been understandably prominent and yet their potential is far from exhausted. In this book Jon Adams evaluates key episodes of technical change in the ways that ships were conceived, designed, built, used and disposed of. As technological puzzles they have long confounded explanation but when viewed in the context of the societies in which they were created, mysteries begin to dissolve. Shipbuilding is social practice and as one of the most complex artefacts made, changes in their technology provide a lens through which to view the ideologies, strategies and agency of social change. Adams argues that the harnessing of shipbuilding was one of the ways in which medieval society became modern and, while the primary case studies are historical, he also demonstrates that the relationships between ships and society have key implications for our understanding of prehistory in which seafaring and communication had similarly profound effects on the tide of human affairs.

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    A Maritime Archaeology of Ships
    Innovation and Social Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.R. Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 960 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842172971
    ISBN 10: 1842172972

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, HIS010000, HIS037010
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    DC22: 930.102804
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 623.8/121094
    LC classification: VM15 .A43 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 623.8121094
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHDJ, NHTM
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    b/w & col illus
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    23 December 2013
    Publication City/Country