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Seapower and Naval Warfare, 1650-1830 (Warfare and History)
From the author of "Amphibious Warfare in the Eighteenth Century" and "The Evolution of the Sailing Navy, 1509-1815," this book serves as a single- volume survey of war at sea and the expansion of naval power in the 18th century. The book is intended for undergraduate courses on 18th century European history, and for amateur and professional military historians, and for na ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published January 27th 1999 by Routledge
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For such an esoteric title, this was a surprisingly good read with fluid prose and a clear and repeated post-Mahan thesis. Coherent arguments with ample evidence indicate that it is too simple to declare the adoption of the open sea battlefleet as the inevitable source of Britain's early 19th century hegemony. Instead, it was early adoption of the battleship as a support vessel for amphibious assault in addition to patroling narrow seaways that linked seapower to global military and commercial p ...more