A Medieval Shipbuilding Estimate c. 1273

By N. M. H. Fourquin, published February 1999


There are very few extant records of ship design and construction relating to ships built in the Mediterranean basin during the Late Middle Ages.  This article describes one such document found in Rhône, France.  The author provides the document in the original and in English, with explanations for unfamiliar terms, weights, the ship type being built (a galley), and the cost compared to other available records.

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Filed under: Late Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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