Book Review-‘Navires et construction navale au Moyen Âge’ by E. Rieth

By Benjamin W. D. Redding, published November 2020

Abstract

Maritime archaeology has increased in popularity in recent years within both the public and academic spheres. Inspiring museums have been constructed to honour single shipwrecks such as those in Portsmouth and Stockholm. Meanwhile, university courses at Southampton and Exeter, to name just a few on the topic, indicate the value of the field. With this in mind, there is little wonder why the topic is an ever-important one for print. In his most recent book, Eric Rieth expands on his already considerable contribution to maritime archaeology by providing a welcoming and easy-to-read introduction to the topic. As directeur de recherche at the CNRS and the head of the department d’archéologie navale at the Musée National de la Marine, Rieth’s work is produced with authenticity and is strengthened by his previous publications in the field…

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