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The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815 (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

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For nearly two hundred years huge wooden warships called “ships of the line” dominated war at sea and were thus instrumental in the European struggle for power and the spread of imperialism. Foremost among the great naval powers were Great Britain and France, whose advanced economies could support large numbers of these expensive ships. This book, the first joint history of these great navies, offers a uniquely impartial and comprehensive picture of the two forces
—their shipbuilding programs, naval campaigns, and battles, and their wartime strategies and diplomacy.
 
Jonathan R. Dull is the author of two award-winning histories of the French navy. Bringing to bear years of study of war and diplomacy, his book conveys the fine details and the high drama of the age of grand and decisive naval conflict. Dull delves into the seven wars that Great Britain and France, often in alliance with lesser naval powers such as Spain and the Netherlands, fought between 1688 and 1815. Viewing war as most statesmen of the time saw it—as a contest of endurance—he also treats the tragic side of the Franco-British wars, which shattered the greater security and prosperity the two powers enjoyed during their brief period as allies.

About the Author

Jonathan R. Dull is the retired senior associate editor of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin series. His award-winning histories include The French Navy and American Independence: A Study of Arms and Diplomacy, 1774-1787 and The French Navy and the Seven Years War, available in a Bison Books edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803219304
Author:
Dull, Jonathan R.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval.
Subject:
Ships of the line -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in War, Society, and the Military
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 illustrations, 2 maps
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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