Warships of the Ancient World: 3000-500 BC

Warships of the Ancient World: 3000-500 BC

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By (author) Adrian K. Wood, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 242mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 22 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1849089787
  • ISBN 13: 9781849089784
  • Illustrations note: col and b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 191,495

Product description

Covering a vast sweep, this well-illustrated book provides a concise exploration of pre-Classical naval warfare in the Mediterranean. Adrian Wood examines the vessels, naval techniques and strategy, and prominent engagements fought by the Egyptians, Minoans, Hittites, Phoenicians and Greeks.

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Author information

Adrian's fascination with ancient history began with a gift of toy Roman soldiers at the age of four, and continued through his Honours degree in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at Sheffield University. Having been previously employed as a professional musician, lead caster, motorcycle courier, and fork-lift driver, Adrian currently works in isotope geoscience. In addition to reading and writing about ancient warfare, he maintains an active interest in music, dogs and all manner of games. Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rochling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy. For more on Giuseppe, please visit his website at www.g-rava.it

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[...] a fascinating insight to the warships of long ago. - Stuart Asquith

Table of contents

Introduction/ Egypt/ Minoan Crete/ Bronze Age Syria/ Phoenicia: The Legacy of Ugarit/ Greece/ Bibliography