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Naval Power : A History of Warfare and the Sea from 1500 - Professor Jeremy Black

Naval Power

A History of Warfare and the Sea from 1500

Paperback Published: 1st December 2009
ISBN: 9780230202801
Number Of Pages: 266

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Man lives on land, but the seas of the world are crucial to his lot. Focusing on navies as instruments of power and analysing what they indicate about the nature of state systems and cultures all over the world, Black provides an overview of the most significant debates within the field. Organised into key historical periods and accessibly framed, this wide-ranging account emphasises the links between past and present throughout the history of naval power.

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'Jeremy Black's Naval Power emphasises the important role that control of the sea has played globally in shaping the history of nations, individually and collectively, over the last five centuries.' -- Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB, Formerly First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy

List of tablesp. x
List of abbreviationsp. x
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
1500-1660p. 8
Shipsp. 10
Portuguese naval powerp. 13
Naval warfarep. 19
Mediterranean warfarep. 22
Baltic warfarep. 30
Adantic warfarep. 31
The Armadap. 32
Dutch naval powerp. 36
The French navyp. 38
English naval powerp. 38
A naval revolution?p. 42
1660-1775p. 49
1660-90p. 49
The 1690sp. 50
The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-13p. 56
The Anglo-French Alliance, 1716-31p. 59
Conflict with the Bourbons, 1739-48p. 64
Naval power and British policy, 1749-55p. 70
The Seven Years' War, 1756-63p. 74
The war at seap. 77
1775-1815p. 82
Non-Western naviesp. 82
The USAp. 89
European naviesp. 90
Infrastructurep. 91
Battlep. 93
Improved capabilityp. 94
The War of American Independence, 1775-83p. 98
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Warsp. 102
The War of 1812-15p. 103
British naval powerp. 104
Blockadep. 107
Britain's maritime positionp. 111
Defining naval strength and modernityp. 113
1815-1914p. 116
1815-50p. 117
Steam powerp. 121
The 1850sp. 125
The 1860sp. 127
The 1870s-80sp. 130
Towards the dreadnoughtp. 136
1914-45p. 150
The First World Warp. 150
Submarine warfarep. 153
Minesp. 158
A host of naval powers, 1914-18p. 159
Inter-war developmentsp. 162
Naval air powerp. 165
Tasks and rolesp. 167
The Second World War, 1939-45p. 170
The U-boat warp. 177
War in the Pacificp. 179
Amphibious warfarep. 185
1945-2010p. 189
The changing nature of naval powerp. 189
The USA as the naval superpowerp. 190
The Cold Warp. 193
Naval conflictp. 199
American-Soviet competitionp. 201
After the Cold Warp. 203
Power projectionp. 209
Trade protectionp. 211
Debating procurementp. 213
Conclusionsp. 214
The futurep. 216
China: The next naval great power?p. 216
Russian naval movesp. 220
Counter-insurgency at seap. 223
The diversity of naval powersp. 225
Conclusionsp. 227
Conclusionsp. 229
Notesp. 232
Selected further readingp. 256
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780230202801
ISBN-10: 0230202802
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 1st December 2009
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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