Tuesday 21 January 2020, 7.00PM to 9.00pm
Medieval ships were symbols of power, strength and conquest. From Viking longboats to Venetian galleys, ships provided a vital means for the transport of goods and troops, linking villages, cities, countries and continents. This course will trace the changing shape of ships in medieval Europe from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries, focusing on technological progress, as recorded in medieval illustrations. Indeed, documentary evidence and archaeology have demonstrated the accuracy and attention to technical detail in illuminations depicting ships.
Tutor: Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD