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Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 7th - 11th Centuries
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781472807571
Osprey Pub Co  2015 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE64. For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were the fighting vessels of the two powers, the Byzantine dromon and the Arabic shalandi, both oared warships. In those four centuries of warfare between two major maritime powers, both the Byzantines and the Arabs left us records of their doctrine and tactics, as well as of how their ships were built. Featuring full-colour artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glimpse of the long-lost world of war at sea in the age of Byzantium.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008150  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (1): China and Southeast Asia 202 BC - AD 1419
Turnbull, Stephen
ISBN: 1841763861
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG061, 8 pages of colour illustrations, 40+ B&W illustrations. Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in 1363, won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed. Contents: Fighting Ships and Naval Warfare in the Ancient and Medieval Far East, Techniques and Types of Chinese Ships and Shipbuilding, The Chinese Fighting Ship, The Chinese Fighting Ship in Action, A case study of Chinese Fighting Ships, Southeast Asian Warships, Suggestions for Further Reading, Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001956  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (2) Japan and Korea AD 612-1639
Turnbull, Stephen
ISBN: 1841764787
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG063, 8 pages of colour illustrations, many B&W illustrations. Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated in the greatest pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This was the conflict that involved Ming China and almost dragged in Siam. It also led to Korea developing East Asia's most famous warship: the legendary turtle ship, which is described for the first time in full technical detail in this book. Contents: Fighting Ships and Naval Warfare in Japan and Korea, Techniques and Types of Korean Ships and Shipbuilding, Korean Shipboard Armaments, Korean Fighting Ships in Action, Techniques and Types of Japanese Ships and Shipbuilding, Japanese Shipboard Armaments, Japanese Fighting Ships in Action, Suggestions for Further Reading, Colour plate Commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004565  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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