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Scheepvaart in de oudheid

Lionel Casson (author)

Scheepvaart in de oudheid

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Dit boek beschrijft de grootste overwinning die de mens heeft behaald op de zee. Het verhaalt hoe de handelsvaart zich ontwikkelde van de eerste angstvallige bevaring langs de kusten tot de tochten met Romeinse "klippers" ver naar het oosten; en eveneens hoe de oorlogsmarine begon met kleine bewapende sloepen en uitgroeide tot een vloot van machtigen pantserschepen van enige honderden koppen. Daar
Title
Scheepvaart in de oudheid
Author
Lionel Casson
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
The ancient mariners
Publisher
Utrecht: Het Spectrum, 2008
319 p. : ill.
Note
Ongewijzigde herdruk van het oorspronkelijke werk cop. 1964
ISBN
9789031507191
Placing suggestion
658.2 (SISO)

Availability in Flemish libraries

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About Lionel Casson

Lionel Casson (July 22, 1914 – July 18, 2009) was a classicist, professor emeritus at New York University, and a specialist in maritime history. He earned his B.A. in 1934 at New York University, and in 1936 became an assistant professor. He later earned his Ph.D. there during 1939. In 2005 he was awarded the Archaeological Institute of America Gold Medal.

Early years

He was born Lionel I. Cohen on July 22, 1914, in Brooklyn, and later changed his last name to "Casson". As a teenager he owned a sailboat that he would use on Long Island Sound. He attended New York University for all of his collegiate studies, earning a bachelor's degree there in 1934, a master's in 1936 and his Ph.D. in 1939 and was employed at NYU as an instructor. He served as an officer of the United States Navy during World War II, responsible for the interrogation of prisoners of war.

After completing his military service, Casson returned to …Read more on Wikipedia

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