English Sea Terms
This study covers the early medieval
period up to c.1300 and includes information about seafaring,
ships and their construction. It contains an extensive dictionary.
Each entry has its own etymology and quotations, and is briefly
analysed using evidence from the fields of archaeology, art history,
history, philology, and linguistics.
It is a reference work for the use
of anyone interested in the language, archaeology, and history
of ships in early medieval England. It is based on the author's
2002 monograph on Old English terminology for ships and parts
of ships before 1100, which was published in German. The author
has reorganised, revised and added to that work so as to make
the results of her research accessible to readers from varying
disciplines and a wider audience.
In addition to the dictionary there
are lists of source texts, a nautical glossary and a catalogue
of images and finds.
100 black & white illustrations. 208 pages
Approx. 8½ x 11 inches - 216 x280mm
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