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Black, Jeremy, 1955-
Naval power / Jeremy Black
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  D215 .B58 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Naval history, Modern
Sea-power
Physical Description xiv, 266 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-258) and index
Contents Introduction -- 1. 1500-1660. -- Ships -- Portuguese naval power -- Naval warfare -- Mediterranean warfare -- Baltic warfare -- Atlantic warfare -- The Armada -- Dutch naval power -- The French navy -- English naval power -- A naval revolution? -- 2. 1660-1775. -- 1660-90 -- The 1690s -- The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-13 -- The Anglo-French Alliance, 1716-31 -- Conflict with the Bourbons, 1739-48 -- Naval power and British policy, 1749-55 -- The Seven Years' War, 1756-63 -- The war at sea -- 4. 1775-1815. -- Non-Western navies -- The USA -- European navies -- Infrastructure -- Battle -- Improved capability -- The War of American Independence, 1775-83 -- The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars -- The War of 1812-15 -- British naval power -- Blockade -- Britain's maritime position -- Defining naval strength and modernity -- 5. 1815-1914. -- 1815-50 -- Steam power -- The 1850s -- The 1860s -- The 1870s-80s -- Towards the dreadnought -- 6. 1914-45. -- The First World War -- Submarine warfare -- Mines -- A host of naval powers, 1914-18 -- Inter-war developments -- Naval air power -- Tasks and roles -- The Second World War, 1939-45 -- The U-boat -- War in the Pacific -- Amphibious warfare --
7. 1945-2010. -- The changing nature of naval power -- The USA as the naval superpower -- The Cold War -- Naval conflict -- American-Soviet competition -- After the Cold War -- Power projection -- Trade protection -- Debating procurement -- Conclusions -- 8. The future. -- China: The next naval great power? -- Russian naval moves -- Counter-insurgency at sea -- The diversity of naval powers -- Conclusions -- 9. Conclusions
Summary "Jeremy Black provides a short and accessible account of naval power and its relationship to international relations. Focusing on navies as instruments of power and analyzing what they indicate about the nature of state systems and cultures, he provides an overview of key debates within this increasingly popular field"--Provided by publisher

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