Seafaring and civilization
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Seafaring and civilization maritime perspectives on world history by Philip De Souza

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Published by Profile Books in London .
Written in English


  • Discoveries in geography -- History,
  • Europe -- History -- 1492-1648

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Edition Notes

StatementPhilip De Souza.
ContributionsAnglo-American Conference of Historians (70th : London)
LC ClassificationsD104 .D43 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18975443M

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4), and especially 5), represent exponentially greater achievements in all respects than I think they should be considered as separate stages of further development/maturity of a space-faring civilization. The book is also heavily US-biased (for those who may take objection to such things).Cited by:   The writing is fine, the illustrations are good, but there's not much to this book. You may also find that the author takes some odd sideroads. Britain's history with India was "parasitic". Agreed, but it seems odd to follow that up 30 pages later with a favourable comment about the role of seafaring in propagating Iberia's "rich culture".Cited by: 4.   A good review of the history of seafaring (and not just seafaring, as the book makes clear, the navigation of inland waterways has been crucial to human civilization; there is a reason almost every major ancient city is on a river), with an /5. Seafaring and Civilization: Maritime Perspectives on World History Philip De Souza. Philip de Souza presents the history of the sea as a medium for the development and expansion of human society and 'civilization', viewing both the positive and negative impact. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will.

The Sea and Civilization is a mesmerizing, rhapsodic narrative of maritime enterprise, from the origins of long-distance migration to the great seafaring cultures of antiquity; from Song Dynasty human-powered paddle-boats to aircraft carriers and container ships. Lincoln Paine takes the reader on an intellectual adventure casting the world in a. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "This book has been written to accompany the 70th Anglo-American Conference of Historians"--Preface. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . What are the best naval/seafaring civs? I'm starting an Oceania and Archipelago game with my friends soon and i'd like to know which civs excel on those map types. I'm looking for a civ that won't fall behind in science but can also defend well against my aggressive 'comrades'.

Sea Trade. Sir Charles Eliot (), British diplomat and colonial administrator, in his book, Hinduism and Buddhism vol. I, p says: In Eastern Asia the influence of India has been notable in extent, strength and duration. "Scant justice is done to India's position in the world by those European histories which recount the exploits of her invaders and leave the impression that .   Thread dedicated to opinions about the naval/seafaring history of Civilization. Which nations and individuals were the most brilliant/inventive seafarers of history? Compare naval power of nations (of corresponding era if nec.), who was the greatest Admiral of all time?   Ancient seafaring has historically been neglected by mainstream archaeology in spite of numerous historical accounts relating to the Pharaohs and Phoenicians (e.g. Necho II) viz. Carthaginians (e.g. Hanno the Navigator and Himilco the Explorer): " Libya is washed on all sides by the sea except where it joins Asia, as was first demonstrated, so far as our knowledge .   Prioritize seafaring techs, found coastal cities, build harbours, and then build lots of Dromons, both as explorers (including suicide explorers) and for war. You'll pwn the opposition's navy--and the coastal cities (meaning you'll have more coastal cities to produce more ships, which is a good thing for any seafaring civ).