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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781455606344
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Subject:
Military - Naval
Author:
Mahan, Alfred Thayer
Author:
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
557

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

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