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H 245 x W 175 mm

226 pages

35 figures, 2 tables, 4 maps (colour throughout)

Published Mar 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781789699159

Digital: 9781789699166

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Keywords
Adriatic sea; Iron Age; Maritime; Underwater archaeology; Liburnians; Illyrian Lembs

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This book explores the origins of two types of ancient ship connected with the protohistoric eastern Adriatic area: the ‘Liburnian’ and the southern Adriatic ‘lemb’. An extensive overview of written, iconographic and archaeological evidence questions the existing scholarly assumption that the liburna and lemb were closely related.

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Contents

Preface ;

1. Introduction ;
Research problems and previous scholarship ;
Overview of the book ;
Terminology ;

2. Geographical context ;

3. Eastern Adriatic populations in the 1st millennium BC ;
The Liburni ;
Other Iron Age Eastern Adriatic indigenous seafaring groups ;
Greek colonising activities in the eastern Adriatic ;
Piracy in the eastern Adriatic? ;
Conclusion ;

4. Archaeological and iconographic evidence in protohistoric eastern Adriatic ;
Underwater finds ;
Iconography ;
Protohistoric archaeological and iconographical sources for eastern Adriatic ships ;

5. Written Sources on Lembs And Liburnians from the 4th c. BC to Late Antiquity ;
Introduction ;
Lemb ;
Liburnian ;

6. Discussion ;
Lemb ;
Liburnian ;
Etymology ;
Overview of usage of the terms lemb and liburnian in ancient sources from the 4th century BC until Late Antiquity ;
Lemb and liburnian: the same ship? ;
Conclusion ;

Bibliography ;
Ancient authors not listed in Chapter 5 ;
Modern sources

About the Author

Luka Boršić is currently Director, and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. In 2019 he was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York, during which period he completed his contribution to this book. ;

Danijel Džino is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology at Macquarie University, Sydney. ;

Irena Radić Rossi is currently employed as Associate Professor a the University of Zadar. She is an associated researcher of the Centre Camille Jullian (Aix-Marseille Universite, CNRS), an adjunct professor at the Nautical Archaeology Program of the Texas A&M University, and an affiliated scholar of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.