fields, such as the History of Cartography or the HistoryofNavigation. It is the purpose of this essay to shed a new light onto the differences between geographical maps and nautical charts historically, and to explain how these differences contributed to shape not only the history of cartography but
accounts of a huge range of topics. This addition to the series ambitiously seeks to account for pretty much the whole historyofnavigation at sea, and does so admirably.
Taking a broadly chronological approach, Jim Bennett divides the narrative into six chapters. It begins with the basic principles
This book presents an innovative and detailed study of the ports of the Crown of Aragon in the initial stage of the maritime expansion of medieval Catalonia, comparing them to the Tuscan coast and port-city of Pisa in the decades that witnessed the apogee of its power in the Mediterranean, and looking for common, or contrasting, traits and patterns of development. The approach is multilevel and multidisciplinary, stressing geomorphological, geographical, political, and commercial factors, and drawing on archaeological investigations as well as published ad unpublished historical documents.
editor are useful in forming an idea of how the reconstruction method has been applied over time to artefacts, techniques and science. Preceded by nineteenth-century applications in the context of experimental archaeology and extended subsequently to the historyofnavigation, in the last three decades
important empires of the whole world, from the earliest times to the present day', a kind of world historyofnavigation, the leitmotiv of which is an exhortation to the Dutch to strive together for peace. This was undoubtedly connected with the peace-negotiations with Spain, started in 1633, to which not
and had made this method generally applicable.
122 We have said that finding the compass variation was a major problem in the historyofnavigation. Columbus made observations on the variation and established its inconstancy. In the 16th century the Portuguese accumulated data, as also did the
History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Stanford, 2001). See further Maria M. Portuondo, “Finding ‘Science’ in the Archives of the Spanish Monarchy,” Isis 107 (2016): 95-105, on Fernando de Navarretez’s collection on the historyof
1939, Collingwood repeats that “accidental or contingent events do not occur in history at all: they form the background or scenery of history. A mariner is caught in a storm: this is an accident: but that storm appears in the historyofnavigation only if the historian is interested in the mariner
Overview: Suakin in Context The Red Sea and the ports along its coast have played a major role in the historyofnavigation, communications and trade between the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Moreover, the Red Sea been a historical bridge between Africa, Arabia, Asia and Europe, encouraging trade
number one among my students’ favorite movies, and not because of any fascination with the historyofnavigation. Another hint that my next choice was exactly what was called for came in the form of one of the most memorable sounds I encountered in China: the giant “ooohhhh” of
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