Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age

Author: A. J. Hoving,Diederick Wildeman

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603444041

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 9019

In 1671, Dutch diplomat and scientist Nicolaes Witsen published a book that served, among other things, as an encyclopedia for the “shell-first” method of ship construction. In the centuries since, Witsen’s rather convoluted text has also become a valuable source for insights into historical shipbuilding methods and philosophies during the “Golden Age” of Dutch maritime trade. However, as André Wegener Sleeswyk’s foreword notes, Witsen’s work is difficult to access not only for its seventeenth-century Dutch language but also for the vagaries of its author’s presentation. Fortunately for scholars and students of nautical archaeology and shipbuilding, this important but chaotic work has now been reorganized and elucidated by A. J. Hoving and translated into English by Alan Lemmers. In Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age, Hoving, master model builder for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, sorts out the steps in Witsen’s method for building a seventeenth-century pinas by following them and building a model of the vessel. Experimenting with techniques and materials, conducting research in other publications of the time, and rewriting as needed to clarify and correct some vital omissions in the sequence, Hoving makes Witsen’s work easier to use and understand. Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age is an indispensable guide to Witsen’s work and the world of his topic: the almost forgotten basics of a craftsmanship that has been credited with the flourishing of the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. To view a sample of Ab Hoving’s ship model drawings, please visit:

Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding

The Archaeological Study of Batavia and Other Seventeenth-Century VOC Ships

Author: Wendy van Duivenvoorde

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623492319

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1706

Eight months into its maiden voyage to the Indies, the Dutch East India Company’s Batavia sank on June 4, 1629 on Morning Reef in the Houtman Abrolhos off the western coast of Australia. Wendy van Duivenvoorde’s five-year study was aimed at reconstructing the hull of Batavia, the only excavated remains of an early seventeenth-century Indiaman to have been raised and conserved in a way that permits detailed examination, using data retrieved from the archaeological remains, interpreted in the light of company archives, ship journals, and Dutch texts on shipbuilding of this period. Over two hundred tables, charts, drawings, and photographs are included.

Art in History/History in Art

Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture

Author: David Freedberg,Jan de Vries

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362014

Category: Art

Page: 456

View: 1287

Historians and art historians provide a critique of existing methodologies and an interdisciplinary inquiry into seventeenth-century Dutch art and culture.

Dutch Atlantic Connections, 1680-1800

Linking Empires, Bridging Borders

Author: Gert Oostindie,Jessica V. Roitman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004271317

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 8017

This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access. Dutch Atlantic Connections reevaluates the role of the Dutch in the Atlantic between 1680-1800. It shows how pivotal the Dutch were for the functioning of the Atlantic sytem by highlighting both economic and cultural contributions to the Atlantic world.

A Small Greek World

Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Irad Malkin

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019973481X

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 6431

Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. This book looks at how Greek the network shaped a small Greek world where separation is measured by degrees of contact rather than by physical dimensions.

Georgian Geographies

Essays on Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Miles Ogborn,Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065101

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 7205

This text provides an interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in 18th-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere. These themes are explored by examining the connections between space, place and landscape in the 18th century in relation to the emergent empire in the Caribbean and north-west America, and Britain itself. Under consideration are topics such as landscape art, London's art world, geography books, mapping, the geography of erotic fiction, provincial science and the production of domestic space in the early English novel. This collection offers substantial empirical evidence and should be a valuable contribution to 18th-century studies for research and teaching staff, postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students in geography, history, literary studies, the history of art, postcolonial studies and the history of science.

Homeric Seafaring

Author: Samuel EuGene Mark

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585443918

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 585

In this comprehensive history of Homer's references to ships and seafaring, author Samuel Mark reveals patterns in the way that the Greeks build ships and approached the sea between 850 and 750 B.C. To discuss and clarify the terms used by Homer, Mark draws on scholarly literature as well as examples of recent excavations of ancient shipwrecks. As befits a study whose subjects are partly historical, partly archaeological, and partly myth and legend, Mark's conclusions are tentative. Yet, this comprehensive and meticulous study of Homer's references to ships and seafaring is sure to become a standard study on the subject.

Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America

A Genealogical History

Author: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman,Donald N. Yates

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786464623

Category: History

Page: 291

View: 2896

"From historical writings, ship manifests, wills, land grants, DNA testing, genealogies, and settler lists, and the widespread presence of Jews and Muslims in prominent positions in all of the original colonies, this work looks freshly at the early American experience, postulating that many initial US colonists were of Sephardic Jewish and Muslim Moorish ancestry" --Provided by publisher.

Encompassing the Globe: Essays

Author: Jay A. Levenson,Diogo Ramada Curto,Jack Turner

Publisher: Freer Gallery of Art


Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 5182

ATEX—Explosive Atmospheres

Risk Assessment, Control and Compliance

Author: Torben Jespen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319313673

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 7119

This book details how safety (i.e. the absence of unacceptable risks) is ensured in areas where potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) can arise. The book also offers readers essential information on how to comply with the newest (April 2016) EU legislation when the presence of ATEX cannot be avoided. By presenting general guidance on issues arising out of the EU ATEX legislation – especially on zone classification, explosion risk assessment, equipment categorization, Ex-marking and related technical/chemical aspects – the book provides equipment manufacturers, responsible employers, and others with the essential knowledge they need to be able to understand the different – and often complicated – aspects of ATEX and to implement the necessary safety precautions. As such, it represents a valuable resource for all those concerned with maintaining high levels of safety in ATEX environments.

The Pepper Wreck

A Portuguese Indiaman at the Mouth of the Tagus River

Author: Filipe Vieira de Castro

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603445994

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 608

An account of the history and evacuation of the Portuguese merchant ship, Nossa Senhora dos Martires, sunk at the mouth of the Tagus River in 1606.

In His Milieu

Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montias

Author: Amy Golahny,Mia M. Mochizuki,Lisa Vergara

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569337

Category: Art

Page: 494

View: 7214

Gathered in honor of John Michael Montias (1928–2005), the foremost scholar on Johannes Vermeer and a pioneer in the study of the socioeconomic dimensions of art, the essays in In His Milieu are an essential contribution to the study of the social functions of making, collecting, displaying, and donating art. The nearly forty essays here by—all internationally recognized experts in the fields of art history and the economics of art—are especially revealing about the Renaissance and Baroque eras and present new material on such artists as Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Rubens, and da Vinci.

History of the People of the Netherlands

Author: Petrus Johannes Blok

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781445581026


Page: 436

View: 1360

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

World History

A Concise Thematic Analysis, Volume One

Author: Steven Wallech,Touraj Daryaee,Craig Hendricks,Anne Lynne Negus,Peter P. Wan,Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118532678

Category: History

Page: 385

View: 6281

World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level. An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas Addresses themes of population dynamics, food production challenges, disease history, warfare, and other major issues for civilizations Features new interior design and organization to enhance user experience Instructor’s test bank available online at

Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks

Author: J. Richard Steffy

Publisher: TAMU Press

ISBN: 9781603445207

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 4167

This comprehensive volume details the complex art of wooden shipbuilding in ancient and early modern times. The text includes discussion of ancient, medieval, and post-medieval shipwrecks, which represent a cross section of technology as seen through a select group of archaeological finds.

Ships' Fastenings

From Sewn Boat to Steamship

Author: Michael Mccarthy

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603446214

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 5425

In this first detailed study of hull fastenings, Michael McCarthy describes those found on ships throughout the ages, from sewn-plank boats of the ancient world and Micronesia to Viking ships, Mediterranean caravels, nineteenth-century ocean clippers, and steamships. McCarthy also provides a history of many discoveries and innovations that accompanied changes in the kinds of fastenings used and the way they were secured--such as copper sheathing, metallurgy, and welding. Underwriting and insurance are also discussed, since the registries kept by Lloyd's and others dictated the form and method of fastening. This book will interest not only archaeologists and historians, but also boat builders and enthusiasts.

The Dutch Language in Britain (1550-1702)

A Social History of the Use of Dutch in Early Modern Britain

Author: Christopher Joby

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004285210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

View: 9982

In this volume, Chris Joby offers a detailed account of the knowledge and use of Dutch in a range of social domains in early modern Britain.

Technology-based Inquiry for Middle School

An NSTA Press Journals Collection

Author: Edwin P. Christmann

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873552660

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 8656

Learn the ABCs of working with contemporary tools that will help you integrate technology-based inquiry into your classroom practices. Activties featured in the conpendium, a collection of 26 articles published in Science Scope, NSTA's member journal for middle school teachers, will show you how. Technology-based Inquiry offers fresh approaches that you and your students can use to explore physical science, Earth and space science, life science, and more. It covers the necessary skills to get hands-on experience with graphing calculators, calculator-based labs (CBL), personal digital assistants (PDA), global positioning systems (GPS), graphical information systems (GIS), and other emerging technologies. Each chapter provides a list of online resources including where to purchase these devices, where to download programs (often at no cost), and where students can go to conduct further research. But never fear, you won't need a PhD to use this book. The articles are written in a non-threatening style and translate technology-based instructional processes into simple classroom applictaions. The practical tone makes this collection beneficial to in-service science teachers as well as pre-professionals taking methods courses. Inquiry-Based Inquiry will give you the confidence that comes with deeper understanding of how to use the latest technology to increase science learning.

Between Continents

Proceedings of the Twelfth Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Istanbul 2009

Author: Nergis Günsenin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9786054701025

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 2594

The Cambridge World History of Food

Author: Kenneth F. Kiple,Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521402149

Category: Food

Page: 2153

View: 6701

A two-volume set which traces the history of food and nutrition from the beginning of human life on earth through the present.