Reference Material


Traditional Rope-making, some references

in french

  1. Traité de la fabrique des manœuvres pour les vaisseaux, ou L'art de la corderie perfectionné , Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau, 1769 (can be downloaded for free here)

  2. Nouveau manuel du cordier, Pierre Boitard, Librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1839

in english

Most of those can also be found online for free.

  1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1823, 6th edition, vol. VXIII

  2. The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, 1832, 1st American edition, vol. XVI

  3. The Cyclopaedia, (Rees), 1819, Vol. XXX

  4. Text-book of seamanship, Commodore S. B. Luce, New York, 1891. chapter III

  5. Cordage and Cordage Hemp and Fibres, Woodhouse & Kilgour, London, 1919

  6. Modern Flax, Hemo, and Jute Spinning and Twisting, H. Carter, London 1907

  7. Treatise of Rope Making, R. Chapman, revised edition, 1869

  8. Handbook-of-Fibre-Rope-Technology, H A McKenna, ‪J. W. S. Hearle, ‪N O'Hear, Elsevier‬, ‪2004‬

in german

  1. An interesting page from the site of the Hemp Museum of Berlin, see here

  2. Die Herstellung von Seilen im Mittelalter, click here for the link - includes bibliographical references in german and swedish.

  3. Website of the Kislig rope-making company in Switzerland. They run a 100m-long ropewalk, one of the few traditional rope-walks still in use in Europe - click here

  4. Theorie der Seilherstellung und Seilprüfung, Wolfgang Weber, Aegis-Verlag, Ulm, 1986, ISBN 3870050292, 9783870050290

in italian

  1. a very nice personal site with a section on traditional rope-making in Calabria, here