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Heritage and the Sea

Volume 1: Maritime History and Archaeology of the Global Iberian World (15th-18th centuries)

  • Highlights the importance of Iberian shipbuilding, wood provenance and timber trade

  • Provides a historical-archaeological analysis of Iberian shipwreck sites

  • Applies Geographic Information Systems and Databases (GIS) to the study of shipwrecks

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Iberian Ships of the Early Modern Period

    • Filipe Castro, Marijo Gauthier-Bérubé, Miguel Martins
    Pages 57-72
  3. Ship Types in Portugal and Spain

    • Filipe Castro, José Virgílio Pissarra
    Pages 73-108
  4. Iberian Documents and Treatises on Shipbuilding

    • Patricia Schwindinger, Filipe Castro, Ana Crespo Solana
    Pages 277-309
  5. GIS Application for Sixteenth–Seventeenth Century Iberian Shipwrecks

    • Ana Crespo Solana, María José García-Rodríguez
    Pages 335-360
  6. Correction to: Heritage and the Sea: Volume 1

    • Ana Crespo Solana, Filipe Castro, Nigel Nayling
    Pages C1-C2Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 361-373

About this book

This two-volume set highlights the importance of Iberian shipbuilding in the centuries of the so-called first globalization (15th to 18th), in confluence with an unprecedented extension of ocean navigation and seafaring and a greater demand for natural resources (especially timber), mostly oak (Quercus spp.) and Pine (Pinus spp.). The chapters are framed in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary line of research that integrates history, Geographic Information Sciences, underwater archaeology, dendrochronology and wood provenance techniques. This line of research was developed during the ForSEAdiscovery project, which had a great impact in the academic and scientific world and brought together experts from Europe and America. The volumes deliver a state-of-the-art review of the latest lines of research related to Iberian maritime history and archaeology and their developing interdisciplinary interaction with dendroarchaeology. This synthesis combines an analysis of historical sources, the systematic study of wreck-remains and material culture related to Iberian seafaring from the 15th to the 18th centuries, and the application of earth sciences, including dendrochronology. The set can be used as a manual or work guide for experts and students, and will also be an interesting read for non-experts interested in the subject.

Volume 1 focuses on the history and archaeology of seafaring and shipbuilding in the Iberian early modern world, complemented by case studies on timber trade and supply for shipbuilding, analysis of shipbuilding treatises, and the application of Geographic Information Systems and Databases (GIS) to the study of shipwrecks.


Keywords

  • Underwater archaeology
  • Maritime history
  • GIS
  • Dendrochronology
  • Seafaring
  • Shipwrecks
  • Naval architecture
  • Iberian peninsula

Editors and Affiliations

  • Instituto de Historia, CSIC, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain

    Ana Crespo Solana

  • História, Territórios e Comunidades, Center for Functional Ecology, Lisboa, Portugal

    Filipe Castro

  • Institute of Education and Humanities, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, Ceredigion, UK

    Nigel Nayling

About the editors

Dr. Ana Crespo Solana is a Professor and Researcher for the Spanish National Research Coucil, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

Dr. Filipe Castro is a researcher at História, Territórios e Comunidades, Center for Functional Ecology, Lisboa, Portugal.

Prof. Nigel Nayling holds the Chair in Archaeology at the Institute of Education and Humanities at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-86460-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)