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The British navy and the use of naval power in the eighteenth century

Author: Jeremy Black; Philip Woodfine
Publisher: Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press International, 1989, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is based on a highly successful conference which brought together leading scholars in the field of British naval history, 1688-1815. Naval power was of key importance in this period, the fundamental safeguard against foreign attack and the source of Britain's success in becoming a world power. Specific themes explored in the volume include sea power as a diplomatic weapon, the relationship between the Navy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black; Philip Woodfine
ISBN: 0391035991 9780391035997
OCLC Number: 17954559
Description: xiii, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jeremy Black --
Limitations of British sea power in the French Wars, 1689-1815 / J. R. Jones --
The Navy as handmaid for commerce and high policy, 1680-1720 / David Aldridge --
Ideas of naval power and the conflict with Spain, 1737-1742 / Philip Woodfine --
Naval power and British foreign policy in the age of Pitt the Elder / Jeremy Black --
Naval administration in the age of Pitt and Anson, 1755-1763 / Richard Middleton --
The Royal Navy in North America, 1712-1776 / Julian Gwyn --
Why did Britain lose command of the sea during the war for America? / Daniel A. Baugh --
The failure of the British effort in America, 1777 / David Syrett --
Divided command: the West Indies and North America, 1780-1781 / Kenneth Breen --
Construction, repair and maintenance in the battle fleet of the Royal Navy, 1793-1815 / Paul Webb --
The Royal Navy and the Levant trade, c.1795-c.1805 / Patricia Crimmin --
An ambassador afloat: Vice-Admiral Sir James Saumarez and the Swedish court, 1808-1812 / Anthony Ryan.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Black and Philip Woodfine.

Abstract:

This book is based on a highly successful conference which brought together leading scholars in the field of British naval history, 1688-1815. Naval power was of key importance in this period, the fundamental safeguard against foreign attack and the source of Britain's success in becoming a world power. Specific themes explored in the volume include sea power as a diplomatic weapon, the relationship between the Navy and British commerce, the personal and administrative factors affecting the development of British naval power, and the obstacles that it encountered.... an important account of the first great age of British naval power, one that is sensitive to both the strengths and the weaknesses of the British position.--Book jacket.

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