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Title:
Venetian ships and shipbuilders of the Renaissance
Author:
Lane, Frederic Chapin, 1900-
ISBN:
9780801845147
Edition:
Johns Hopkins pbks. edition.
Physical Description:
ix, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents:
The galleys -- The round ships -- Some famous shipwrights -- The craft guilds -- The process of construction -- The activity of the private shipyards -- Industrial organization in the private shipyards -- The growth of the arsenal -- The management of the arsenal -- The arsenalotti -- Industrial discipline in the arsenal -- The timber supplies.
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Additional chapters detail the actual process of ship construction, the organization and activity of the craft guilds, and the development and management of the Arsenal.
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This major study by Frederic Lane tracks the rise and decline of the great shipbuilding industry of Renaissance Venice. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, Lane presents detailed descriptions of the Venetian arsenal, including the great galleys that doubled as cargo ships and warships; the sixteenth-century round ships, which introduced dramatic innovations in rigging; and the majestic galleons, whose straight lines and greater speed made them ideal for merchantmen, but whose narrowness made them liable to capsize if loaded with artillery. Additional chapters detail the actual process of ship construction, the organization and activity of the craft guilds, and the development and management of the Arsenal.