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Overview

This book presents a wide range of new research on many aspects of naval strategy in the early modern and modern periods. Among the themes covered are the problems of naval manpower, the nature of naval leadership and naval officers, intelligence, naval training and education, and strategic thinking and planning. The book is notable for giving extensive consideration to navies other than those of Britain, its empire and the United States. It explores a number of fascinating subjects including how financial difficulties frustrated the attempts by Louis XIV's ministers to build a strong navy; how the absence of centralised power in the Dutch Republic had important consequences for Dutch naval power; how Hitler's relationship with his admirals severely affected German naval strategy during the Second World War; and many more besides. The book is a Festschrift in honour of John B. Hattendorf, for more than thirty years Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the US Naval War College and an influential figure in naval affairs worldwide. N.A.M. Rodger is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. J. Ross Dancy is Assistant Professor of Military History at Sam Houston State University. Benjamin Darnell is a D.Phil. candidate at New College, Oxford. Evan Wilson is Caird Senior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Contributors: Tim Benbow, Peter John Brobst, Jaap R. Bruijn, Olivier Chaline, J. Ross Dancy, Benjamin Darnell, James Goldrick, Agustín Guimerá, Paul Kennedy, Keizo Kitagawa, Roger Knight, Andrew D. Lambert, George C. Peden, Carla Rahn Phillips, Werner Rahn, Paul M. Ramsey, Duncan Redford, N.A.M. Rodger, Jakob Seerup, Matthew S. Seligmann, Geoffrey Till, Evan Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783270989
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Evan Wilson and Benjamin Darnell and J. Ross Dancy Spanish Noblemen as Galley Captains: A Problematical Social History - Carla Rahn Phillips Strategy Seen from the Quarterdeck in the Eighteenth-Century French Navy - Olivier Chaline Danish and Swedish Flag Disputes with the British in the Channel - Jakob Seerup Reconsidering the Guerre de Course under Louis XIV: Naval Policy and Strategic Downsizing in an Era of Fiscal Overextension - Benjamin Darnell British Naval Administration and the Lower Deck Manpower Problem in the Eighteenth Century - J. Ross Dancy British Naval Administration and the Quarterdeck Manpower Problem in the Eighteenth Century - Evan Wilson The Raison d'être and the Actual Employment of the Dutch Navy in Early Modern Times - Jaap R. Bruijn British Defensive Strategy at Sea in the War against Napoleon - Roger Knight The Offensive Strategy of the Spanish Navy, 1763-1808 - Agustin Guimera The Influence of Seapower upon Three Great Global Wars, 1793-1815, 1914-1918, 1939-1945: A Comparative Analysis - Paul Kennedy The Evolution of a Warship Type: The Role and Function of the Battle Cruiser in Admiralty Plans on the Eve of the First World War - Matthew S Seligmann The Royal Navy and Grand Strategy, 1937-1941 - George C. Peden The Atlantic in the Strategic Perspective of Hitler and His Admirals, 1939-1944 - Werner Rahn The Capital Ship, the Royal Navy and British Strategy from the Second World War to the 1950s - Tim Benbow'No Scope for Arms Control': Strategy, Geography, and Naval Limitations in the Indian Ocean in the 1970s - Peter John Brobst Sir Julian Corbett, Naval History and the Development of Sea Power Theory - Andrew Lambert The Influence of Identity on Seapower - Duncan Redford Professor Spenser Wilkinson, Admiral William Sims and the Teaching of Strategy and Sea Power at the University of Oxford and the United States Naval War College, 1909-1927 - Paul M. Ramsey Naval Intellectualism and the Imperial Japanese Navy - Keizo Kitagawa History and Navies: Defining a Dialogue - James Goldrick Teaching Navies Their History - Geoffrey Till Afterword - N.A. M. Rodger John B. Hattendorf's Bibliography

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