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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 offresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the manycultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topicsrange from American anti-Semitism to the experiences ofFrench-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions tothe genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes. A collection of original historiographic essays that includecutting-edge research Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences ofdifferent social classes Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of thewar

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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: 1780761511
  • Category: History
  • Page: 258
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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 modernization 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."--Publisher's website.

Navies in Modern World History

Navies in Modern World History

  • Author: Lawrence Sondhaus
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861894554
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Navies in Modern World History traces the role of navies in history from the early nineteenth century, through both World Wars, to the dawn of the twenty-first century and beyond. In a series of case studies Lawrence Sondhaus examines the national fleets of Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Japan, Brazil, Chile and the Soviet Union, and demonstrates the variety of ways in which each country has made decisive use of naval power. In each case the author argues that the navy in question helped change the course of modern world history; he also systematically analyses the challenges navies faced in assembling matériel, training personnel and performing their mission. This book discusses the leading role of navies and shipbuilders in key technological innovations of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including advances in steam power, armor, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at aircraft carrier design and naval aviation in general in the second half of the twentieth century. It also explains how, today, technological breakthroughs are centered around naval stealth and maritime propulsion systems. Special attention is devoted to the evolving state of naval technology, and the book shows how the relative industrial capabilities of seafaring countries have been reflected in their maritime building programs, providing an important link between the evolution of modern national fleets and the broader history of the period.

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