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European Navies and the Conduct of War

By Carlos Alfaro-Zaforteza, Alan James, Malcolm H Murfett

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European Navies and the Conduct of War considers the different contexts within which European navies operated over a period of 500 years culminating in World War Two, the greatest war ever fought at sea. Taking a predominantly continental point of view, the book moves away from the typically British-centric approach taken to naval history as it considers the role of European navies in the development of modern warfare, from its medieval origins to the large-scale, industrial, total war of the twentieth century. Along with this growth of navies as instruments of war, the book also explores the long rise of the political and popular appeal of navies, from the princes of late medieval Europe, to the enthusiastic crowds that greeted the modern fleets of the great powers, followed by their reassessment through their great trial by combat, firmly placing the development of modern navies into the broader history of the period. Chronological in structure, European Navies and the Conduct of War is an ideal resource for students and scholars of naval and military history.

Product code: 9780415678919

ISBN 9780415678919
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 302
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
"European Navies and the Conduct of War considers the different contexts within which European Navies have operated over a period of 500 years culminating in World War Two, the greatest war ever fought at sea. Chronological in structure, the book is the ideal resource for students and scholars of naval and military history"--