Amphibious Warfare 1000-1700: Commerce, State Formation and European Expansion

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Amphibious Warfare 1000-1700: Commerce, State Formation and European Expansion

Format:  Hardcover,

498 pages

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

Publish Date: Nov 2005

ISBN-13: 9789004132443

ISBN-10: 9004132449

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Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish Date: Nov 2005
ISBN-13: 9789004132443
ISBN-10: 9004132449
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 498
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.25 x 1.25

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Amphibious warfare, 1000-1700 : concepts and contexts
Amphibious operations from the Norman conquest to the crusades of Saint Louis, c. 1500-c. 1250
Amphibious warfare in the Baltic : the Hansa, Holland and the Habsburgs (fourteenth-sixteenth centuries)
Portuguese amphibious warfare in the east in the sixteenth century (c. 1500-1520)
Amphibious warfare in the Baltic, 1550-1700
The siege of Malta (1565) and the Habsburg-Ottoman struggle for domination of the mediterranean
Amphibious operations and the Elizabethan assault on the Spanish Atlantic economy 1585-1598
English amphibious warfare, 1587-1656 : galleons, galleys, longboats, and cots
The king's two arms : French amphibious warfare in the mediterranean under Louis XIV, 1664 to 1697
The blue-water dimension of King William's war : amphibious operations and allied strategy during the nine years' war, 1688-1697
Medieval and early-modern inshore, estuarine, riverine and lacustrine warfare

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This volume reconceptualizes amphibious warfare and also fills an important gap in its historiography, examining how it was conceived, practised and employed, from the Crusades, through the first wave of European exploration and colonization, the Price Revolution and the European wars of religion, up to the early Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of a new wave of imperialism. Essays examine issues related to strategy, operational art, tactics, logistics and military technology, but also consider commerce and culture.

They reveal that amphibious warfare was often waged for economic reasons and was the quintessential warfare of European imperialism, for sea power was required to deliver and sustain land power. The volume is lavishly illustrated with 30 plates and twelve maps. Contributors: Matthew Bennett; Louis Sicking; Malyn Newitt; Jan Glete; John F. Guilmartin; R. B. Wernham; Mark Charles Fissel; Guy Rowlands; John Stapleton; David J.B. Trim.

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