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The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783


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Noted nineteenth-century U.S. naval officer and historian Alfred Thayer Mahan argues that, despite great changes and scientific advances in naval weaponry, certain principles of naval strategy remain constant.


Details the significance of sea power in determining the wealth and strength of nations during these two centuries.

Table of Contents

Introductory — Discussion of the elements of sea power — State of Europe in 1660. Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1665-1667--sea — Battles of Lowestoft and of the Four Days — War of England and France in alliance against the United Provinces, 1672-1674. Finally, of France against combined Europe, 1674-1678. Sea battles of Solebay, the Textel, and Stromboli — English Revolution. War of the League of Augsburg, 1688-1697. Sea battles of Beachy Head and La Hougue — War of the Spanish succession, 1702-1713. Sea battle of Malaga — Regency in France. Alberoni in Spain. Policies of Walpole and Fleuri. War of the Polish Succession. English contraband trade in Spanish America — Great Britain declares war against Spain--1715-1739 — War between Great Britain and Spain, 1739. War of the Austrian Succession, 1740. France joins Spain against Great Britain, 1744. Sea battles of Matthews, Anson, and Hawke. Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle, 1748 — Seven Years' War, 1756-1763. England's overwhelming power and conquests on the seas, in North America, Europe, and East and West Indies. Sea battles: Byng off Minorca; Hawke and Conflans; Pocock and D'Ache in East Indies — Course of events from the Peace of Paris to 1778. Maritime War consequent upon the American Revolution. Sea battle off Ushant — Maritime War in North America and West Indies, 1778-1781. Its influence upon the course of the American Revolution. Fleet actions off Grenada, Dominica, and Chesapeake Bay — Maritime War in Europe, 1779-1782 — Events in the East Indies, 1778-1781. Suffren sails from Brest for India, 1781. His brilliant naval campaign in the Indian Seas, 1782, 1783 — Events in the West Indies after the surrender of Yorktown. Encounters of DeGrasse with Hood. Sea Battle of the Saints--1781-1782 — Critical discussion of the Maritime War of 1778 — Index.

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Pelican Publishing Company
Military - Naval
Mahan, Alfred Thayer
Alfred Thayer Mahan
World - General
Modern - 17th Century
Literature-A to Z
Military-Naval History
World History-1650 to Present
World History-General
Military-General History
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History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

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