By Elizabeth Jeffreys, John H. Pryor
This quantity examines the advance and evolution of the warfare galley referred to as the Dromon, and its relative, the Chelandion, from first visual appeal within the 6th century till its supercession within the 12th century via the Galea constructed within the Latin West. starting as a small, fully-decked, monoreme galley, through the 10th century the Dromon had develop into a bireme, the pre-eminent warfare galley of the Mediterranean. The salient positive factors of those ships have been their two-banked oarage approach, the spurs at their bows which changed the ram of classical antiquity, their lateen sails, and their fundamental weapon: Greek fireplace. The ebook contextualizes the technical features of the ships in the operational background of Byzantine fleets, logistical difficulties of medieval naval war, and strategic targets. Surviving Byzantine assets, in particular tactical manuals, are subjected to shut literary and phiological research.
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Byz. ), Maeander/ Maeandrus (cl. & med. ): river Mendere, Turkey. Banasa (cl. & med. ), Bavnassa (cl. ): ancient town on the river Sebou, Morocco, lost. ), Hanshı3r Dwı3mı3s, Tunisia. ), Malazgirt (Turkish): fortress city N of Lake Van, Malazgirt, Turkey. Mauritania Caesariensis (cl. ): prov. of R. North Africa, N-W Algeria. Mauritania Sitifensis (cl. ): prov. of R. North Africa, N-central Algeria. Mesopotamiva (Byz. ): thema† of S-E Asia Minor, Turkey/Syria/Iraq. Moreva (Byz. ), Morea (med. ): the Peloponne2sos, Greece.
A term for military and civil authorities, by the 10th century used for independent, neighbouring rulers. topothrhthv": in Byz. Gr. deputy governor, lieutenant commander, esp. “port admiral”? mwn (Byz. ). tourmavrch" (Byz. ) [pl. ), also a naval commander. triaconthvrh": in cl. Gr. a thirty-oared galley; in Byz. literature an affectation. trihvrh" [pl. trihvrei"/trie2reis]: in cl. Gr. a “three” or trireme, rowing three files of oars each side; in Byz. literature an affectation for a warship. Bestiavrion basilikovn (Byz.
The Age of the DROMON: The Byzantine Navy ca. 500-1204 (Volume LXII) (Brill Series on The Medieval Mediterranean: PEOPLES, ECONOMIES AND CULTURES, 400-1500) by Elizabeth Jeffreys, John H. Pryor