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RZ-50047-03
The Venetian Notebook of Michael of Rhodes: The World View of a 15th-Century Mariner
Alan Stahl, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology

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The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 1, Facsimile (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 1, Facsimile
Author: Michael of Rhodes
Editor: Franco Rossi, transcription
Editor: Pamela O. Long
Editor: David McGee, volume editor
Editor: Alan M. Stahl
Abstract: In the fifteenth century, a Venetian mariner, Michael of Rhodes, wrote and illustrated a text describing his experiences in the Venetian merchant and military fleets. He included a treatise on commercial mathematics and treatments of contemporary shipbuilding practices, navigation, calendrical systems, and astrological ideas. This manuscript, "lost," or at least in unknown hands for over 400 years, has never been published or translated in its entirety until now. Volume 1 is a facsimile of the manuscript, reproduced in full color. The text is written out by hand and beautifully illustrated (probably at least in part by Michael himself), featuring color diagrams and illustrations of naval architecture, original drawings of astrological signs, calendrical charts, and a coat of arms Michael devised for himself.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/book-of-michael-of-rhodes-vol-1-facsimile/oclc/699037050&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11985
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Publisher: The MIT Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780262135030
Translator: Alan M. Stahl

The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 2, Transcription and Translation (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 2, Transcription and Translation
Author: Michael of Rhodes
Editor: Franco Rossi, transcription
Editor: Pamela O.Long
Editor: David McGee
Editor: Alan M. Stahl, volume editor
Abstract: In the fifteenth century, a Venetian mariner, Michael of Rhodes, wrote and illustrated a text describing his experiences in the Venetian merchant and military fleets. He included a treatise on commercial mathematics and treatments of contemporary shipbuilding practices, navigation, calendrical systems, and astrological ideas. This manuscript, "lost," or at least in unknown hands for over 400 years, has never been published or translated in its entirety until now. Volume 2 contains a transcription of the handwritten text in the medieval Venetian dialect of Italian and, on facing pages, its translation into modern English. Michael's book includes the first extant treatise on naval architecture, a 200-page treatise on mathematics in the tradition of medieval and Renaissance abacus manuscripts, texts on navigation including portolans (sailing directions), and Michael's autobiographical service record—unique for Venice in this period and noteworthy for being the personal record of a man of non-noble status and foreign birth.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/book-of-michael-of-rhodes-a-fifteenth-century-maritime-manuscript-2-transcription-and-translation/oclc/552198787&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11986
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Publisher: The MIT Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780262195904
Translator: Alan M. Stahl

The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 3, Studies (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 3, Studies
Author: Michael of Rhodes
Editor: Franco Rossi, transcription
Editor: Pamela O. Long, volume editor
Editor: David McGee
Editor: Alan M. Stahl
Abstract: In the fifteenth century, a Venetian mariner, Michael of Rhodes, wrote and illustrated a text describing his experiences in the Venetian merchant and military fleets. He included a treatise on commercial mathematics and treatments of contemporary shipbuilding practices, navigation, calendrical systems, and astrological ideas. This manuscript, "lost," or at least in unknown hands for over 400 years, has never been published or translated in its entirety until now. In volume 3, nine experts, including the editors, discuss the manuscript, its historical context, and its scholarly importance. Their essays examine the Venetian maritime world of the fifteenth century, Michael's life, the discovery of the manuscript, the mathematics in the book, the use of illustration, the navigational directions, Michael's knowledge of shipbuilding in the Venetian context, and the manuscript’s extensive calendrical material.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/book-of-michael-of-rhodes-a-fifteenth-century-maritime-manuscript-3-studies/oclc/552198798&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11987
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Publisher: The MIT Press
Type: Edited Volume
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780262123082
Translator: Alan M. Stahl

Michael of Rhodes: A Medieval Mariner and his Manuscript (Web Resources)
Title: Michael of Rhodes: A Medieval Mariner and his Manuscript
Author: Michael of Rhodes Project
Abstract: In 1401 a young man named Michael of Rhodes joined the Venetian navy as a lowly galley oarsman. Over the next four decades, he sailed on more than 40 voyages and took part in five major sea battles, rising through the ranks to become a trusted galley commander. Michael documented his life and knowledge in a remarkable manuscript. Only recently rediscovered, it chronicles Michael's service record and includes more than 200 pages of commercial and calendrical computations, a beautifully illustrated section on astrology, some of the earliest surviving portolan aids to navigation, and the world's first known treatise on shipbuilding. The interactive website allows users to explore Michael's world.
Year: 2005
Primary URL: http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/michaelofrhodes/
Primary URL Description: Project website

Michael of Rhodes (Book)
Title: Michael of Rhodes
Author: Stahl, Alan M.
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780262195904
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: UNAVAILABLE
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780262195904

The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 1, Facsimile (Book)
Title: The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 1, Facsimile
Author: Stahl, Alan M.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780262135030
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: The MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780262135030

The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 2, Transcription and Translation (Book)
Title: The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 2, Transcription and Translation
Author: Stahl, Alan M.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780262195904
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: The MIT Press
Type: Translation
ISBN: 9780262195904

The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 3, Studies (Book)
Title: The Book of Michael of Rhodes, A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript: Volume 3, Studies
Author: Stahl, Alan M.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780262123082
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: The MIT Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780262123082


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