The Mediterranean lateen sail in late antiquity
Whitewright, J. (2009) The Mediterranean lateen sail in late antiquity. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 38, (1), 97-104. (doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2008.00213.x).
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The Mediterranean lateen sailing rig has been studied since the early-to-mid-20th century. Recently-published depictions of sailing vessels rigged with lateen and settee sails, dating to the late-antique period, allow some of the principle characteristics of that rig to be established. This allows comparison with lateen- or settee-rigged vessels from both earlier and later periods. The sailing rigs depicted on other vessels can be identified and the level of technical continuity between the late-antique and medieval Mediterranean addressed. Finally it is possible to assess the extent to which the lateen sail was established in the Mediterranean by late antiquity.
|Keywords:||mediterranean, late antiquity, lateen, settee, sailing rig|
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
|Date Deposited:||05 Dec 2011 14:49|
|Last Modified:||10 Jan 2013 11:58|
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