The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Transcription and Translation Vol. 2 book

The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Transcription and Translation Vol. 2 book

The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Transcription and Translation Vol. 2 by Pamela O. Long

The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Transcription and Translation Vol. 2
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Author: Pamela O. Long
Number of Pages: 732 pages
Published Date: 30 Sep 2009
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publication Country: Cambridge, Mass., United States
Language: English, Italian
ISBN: 9780262195904
File size: 10 Mb
Download Link: The Book of Michael of Rhodes A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript Transcription and Translation Vol. 2
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In the fifteenth century, a Venetian mariner, Michael of Rhodes, wrote and illustrated a text describing his experiences in the Venetian merchant and military fleets. He included a treatise on commercial mathematics and treatments of contemporary shipbuilding practices, navigation, calendrical systems, and astrological ideas. This manuscript, "lost," or at least in unknown hands for over 400 years, has never been published or translated in its entirety until now.Volume 2 contains a transcription of the handwritten text in the medieval Venetian dialect of Italian and, on facing pages, its translation into modern English. Michael's book includes the first extant treatise on naval architecture, a 200-page treatise on mathematics in the tradition of medieval and Renaissance abbacus manuscripts, texts on navigation including portolans (sailing directions), and Michael's autobiographical service record--unique for Venice in this period and noteworthy for being the personal record of a man of non-noble status and foreign birth.

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