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Sea power in the modern world

Sea power in the modern world

  • Author: Sir Herbert William Richmond
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 323
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The Sea Power of the State

The Sea Power of the State

  • Author: S.G. Gorshkov
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483285464
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 304
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Admiral Gorshkov has transformed the Soviet fleet into a world sea power for the first time in Russian history. He is Russia's most brilliant naval strategist of all time. He has created the modern Soviet navy. His book examines the main components of sea power among which attention is focused on the naval fleet of the present day, capable of conducting operations and solving strategic tasks in different regions of the world's oceans, together with other branches of the armed forces and independently

America, Sea Power, and the World

America, Sea Power, and the World

  • Author: James C. Bradford
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118927966
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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This survey of American naval history features original chapters from key scholars in the field that trace the relationship between the American Navy and the position of the United States on the global political stage over the past 250 years. Places equal weight on the influence of major wartime campaigns and naval efforts to defend and expand America’s political and economic interests during times of peace Includes an array of illustrations and 56 new maps, seamlessly integrated within each chapter Each chapter features sidebars with biographical sketches of influential leaders and descriptions of weapons and technological developments of the era

Seapower

Seapower

A Guide for the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Geoffrey Till
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415622611
  • Category: History
  • Page: 412
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This is the third, revised and fully updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States' maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development as a source of resources, and as a means of transportation, information-exchange and strategic dominion. It has provided the basis for mankind's prosperity and security, and this is even more true in the early 21st century, with the emergence of an increasingly globalized world trading system. Navies have always provided a way of policing, and sometimes exploiting, the system. In contemporary conditions, navies, and other forms of maritime power, are having to adapt, in order to exert the maximum power ashore in the company of others and to expand the range of their interests, activities and responsibilities. While these new tasks are developing fast, traditional ones still predominate. Deterrence remains the first duty of today's navies, backed up by the need to 'fight and win' if necessary. How navies and their states balance these two imperatives will tell us a great deal about our future in this increasingly maritime century. This book investigates the consequences of all this for the developing nature, composition and functions of all the world's significant navies, and provides a guide for anyone interested in the changing and crucial role of seapower in the 21st century. Seapower is essential reading for all students of naval power, maritime security and naval history, and highly recommended for students of strategic studies, international security and International Relations.

Political Sociology, Power and Participation in the Modern World

Political Sociology, Power and Participation in the Modern World

Political science, Political science

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467245720
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 74
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Political Sociology, Power and Participation in the Modern World. In this book, you will learn topics such as On States and Societies: Max Weber and the Neo-Weberians, On Civil Society and Politics: Emile Durkheim and Alexis de Tocqueville, On the Politics, Law, and Morality of Markets: Karl Polanyi, and Basic Forms of Political Authority plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Genoa and the Sea

Genoa and the Sea

Policy and Power in an Early Modern Maritime Republic, 1559–1684

  • Author: Thomas Allison Kirk
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801880834
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 276
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Genoa enjoyed an important and ever-changing role in the early modern Mediterranean world. In Genoa and the Sea, historian Thomas Allison Kirk reconstructs the early modern Mediterranean world and closely studies Genoa's attempt to evolve in the ever-changing political and economic landscape.

The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy Between the Wars

The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy Between the Wars

  • Author: Christopher M. Bell
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804739788
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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This is the first study to show how the Royal Navy's ideas about the meaning and application of seapower shaped its policies in the interwar period. It challenges the accepted view that the shortcomings of Britain's naval leaders resulted in poor strategic planning and an inability to meet the challenges of World War II.

A Companion to World War II

A Companion to World War II

  • Author: Thomas W. Zeiler,Daniel M. DuBois
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118325052
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1064
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A Companion to World War II brings together a series of fresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the many cultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topics range from American anti-Semitism to the experiences of French-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions to the genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes. A collection of original historiographic essays that include cutting-edge research Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences of different social classes Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of the war

The Power of Knowledge

The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 030019854X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 504
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Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.

Churchill and Sea Power

Churchill and Sea Power

  • Author: Christopher M. Bell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199678502
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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The first major study of Winston Churchill's record as a naval strategist - and his impact as the most prominent guardian of Britain's sea power in the modern era.

The Great Ships

The Great Ships

British Battleships in World War II

  • Author: Peter C. Smith
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 0811749355
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II. Stirring episodes of naval combat. Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions.

Air and Sea Power in World War I

Air and Sea Power in World War I

Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

  • Author: Maryam Philpott
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 085773332X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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The Great War tore the fabric of Europe apart, killing over 35 million men and challenging the notion of heroism in war. Air and Sea Power in World War I focuses on the experience of World War I from the perspective of British pilots and sailors themselves, to demonstrate that the army-centric view of war studies has been too limited. The Royal Flying Corps, created in 1912, adapted quickly to the needs of modern warfare, driven by the enthusiasm of its men. In contrast, the lack of modernisation in the Royal Navy, despite the unveiling of HMS Dreadnought in 1906, undermined Britain’s dominance of the seas. By considering five key aspects of the war experience, this book analyses how motivation was created and sustained. Featuring new primary source material, including the journals of servicemen themselves, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of World War I and of Naval, Aviation and Military History._x000D_

War in the Modern World since 1815

War in the Modern World since 1815

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136402330
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses its meaning in different socities and explores the various contexts of military action.

Sacred Places Around the World

Sacred Places Around the World

108 Destinations

  • Author: Brad Olsen
  • Publisher: CCC Publishing
  • ISBN: 1888729104
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

War In The Early Modern World

War In The Early Modern World

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135361568
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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A collection of essays charting the developments in military practice and warfare across the world in the early modern and modern periods.

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery

  • Author: Palmira Johnson Brummett
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791417010
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 285
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This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to territorial conquest, Brummett portrays it as inheritor of Euro-Asian trading networks and participant in the contest for commercial hegemony from Genoa and Venice to the Indian Ocean. Brummett shows that the development of seapower was crucial to this endeavor, enabling the Ottomans to subordinate both Venice and the Mamluk kingdom to dependency relationships and providing the Ottoman ruling class access to commercial investment and wealth.

Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812

Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Ardent Media
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783

  • Author: A. T. Mahan
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1446548279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 628
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Originally published in 1898. PREFACE: The definite object proposed in this work is an examination of the general history of Europe and America with particular reference to the effect of sea power upon the course of that history. Historians generally have been unfamiliar with the conditions of the sea, having as to it neither special interest nor special knowledge; and the profound determining influence of maritime strength upon great issues has consequently been overlooked. The period embraced is from 1660, when the sailingship era, with its distinctive features, had fairly begun, to 1783, the end of the American Revolution. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812

Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Ardent Media
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