The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

The book earned Mahan critical acclaim immediately, and it remains an influential work of naval strategy amongst scholars today. Still a fascinating read, this classic text will appeal to historians, military and naval enthusiasts alike.

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Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was an American naval officer and historian. ‘The influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660–1783’ was published in 1890, chronicles the history of naval warfare, with a particular emphasis on the role and significance that sea-power held. The book earned Mahan critical acclaim immediately, and it remains an influential work of naval strategy amongst scholars today. Still a fascinating read, this classic text will appeal to historians, military and naval enthusiasts alike. We are republishing this highly acclaimed vintage text in a high quality, modern and affordable edition. It also features a specially written concise biography.
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The Influence of Sea Power upon History 1660 1783

A. T. Mahan setzt sich in diesem Buch intensiv mit der Bedeutung der Seemacht für den Verlauf der Geschichte und der Ausbildung von Nationen auseinander.

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A. T. Mahan setzt sich in diesem Buch intensiv mit der Bedeutung der Seemacht für den Verlauf der Geschichte und der Ausbildung von Nationen auseinander. Er stellt dar, welche enorme Relevanz die Beherrschung der Meere sowie der Handel auf See für politische, militärische und wirtschaftliche Entwicklungen hatte. Bei diesem Buch handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.
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Sea Power and World History

The Mahan Nautical History Series FROM SAIL TO STEAM: Recollections of a Naval Life SEA POWER AND WORLD HISTORY: 1660-1783 SEA POWER AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1775-1783 SEA POWER AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: 1793-1812 SEA POWER AND THE WAR ...

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The Historian Who Changed the Way Naval Battles Were Fought In 1859 Alfred Thayer Mahan graduated second in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy. Unfortunately, he hated the smoky, steam-driven, ships of his time, and longed for the days of square-rigged sailing vessels. Making matters worse, when he eventually got command, he was terrible at it. HIs ships had this unnerving tendency to... well... run into things-other ships, piers, and so forth. In 1885 he was appointed to the Naval War College to teach naval history and tactics, and his true calling emerged. He might have been a terrible ship commander, but he was an absolute genius as a naval historian and theoretician. HIs books were avidly read by naval officers the world over. They shaped the way modern navies would be organized-and, more importantly, revolutionized the way ships would fight. Now, for the first time, Mahan's principal works-along with his autobiography-are brought together in a single collection. The Mahan Nautical History Series FROM SAIL TO STEAM: Recollections of a Naval Life SEA POWER AND WORLD HISTORY: 1660-1783 SEA POWER AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1775-1783 SEA POWER AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: 1793-1812 SEA POWER AND THE WAR OF 1812 - Volumes I and II
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783 Annotated

After the publication of this work, the policies described in it would soon be adopted by the main military powers of the time, which would finally provoke the naval arms race of the First World War.

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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. New book. Considered by scholars to be the most influential book on naval strategy, "The Influence of Sea Power on History: 1660-1783" by Alfred Thayer Mahan, it is a story of naval warfare and sea power during the 17th and 18th centuries that would have a profound influence on the world in the first part of the 20th century. After the publication of this work, the policies described in it would soon be adopted by the main military powers of the time that would eventually cause the naval arms race of the First World War. Mahan published "The Influence of Maritime Power on History: 1660-1783" while he was president of the United States Naval War College. In it he examines what factors lead to the supremacy of the seas, focusing largely on how Britain rose to imperial dominance through the development of its navy. The book contains numerous descriptions of a series of European and American wars and how naval power was used in each. After the publication of this work, the policies described in it would soon be adopted by the main military powers of the time, which would finally provoke the naval arms race of the First World War.
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Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783 Illustrated

This illustrated edition of Influence of Sea Power Upon History is complete with the original tables and battle maps, permitting readers utmost comprehension of the naval engagements described.

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This illustrated edition of Influence of Sea Power Upon History is complete with the original tables and battle maps, permitting readers utmost comprehension of the naval engagements described. Alfred Mahan's exceptional examination of naval military forces and their growing significance and sway in the colonial era of Empire, remains unrivalled for its all-encompassing approach to the growth of naval conflict in the 17th and 18th centuries. Designed both as a reference book and as a vivid history in its own right, this text describes how various European powers grappled with and sought to exploit the advent of new technology and tactics upon the high seas. Written in the late 19th century, Mahan's accounts span some of the most pivotal battles in naval history. The Seven Years War, whereby the English demonstrated the dominant power of the Royal Navy, would prove a turning point both in the fate of that nation's Empire, and the manner in which sea power was projected and relied upon around the world. Naval events which took place in theatres of battle such as the Mediterranean, the Caribbean Sea and the Indian Ocean are described in great detail. The roles of the most distinguished admirals, commanders and ships are described, while the limits of sea power's ability to tip the scales of war - such as during the American War of Independence - are discussed. Conversely, Mahan also examines the greatest successes of naval warfare in the era; the prevalence of coastal raiding in Spain and large scale engagements in the West Indies are exemplary of sea power's prowess. With the help of battle maps, the complex movements of the vessels in many of the major engagements are explained, with the various masterstrokes and follies of command laid bare for the judgement of the reader. Together with the text and illustrations, this edition also includes Mahan's original notes, which are appended as endnotes at the conclusion of each chapter.
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan The history of Sea Power is largely, though by no means solely, a narrative of contests between nations, of mutual rivalries, of violence frequently culminating in war. The profound influence of sea commerce upon the wealth and strength of countries was clearly seen long before the true principles which governed its growth and prosperity were detected. To secure to one's own people a disproportionate share of such benefits, every effort was made to exclude others, either by the peaceful legislative methods of monopoly or prohibitory regulations, or, when these failed, by direct violence. The clash of interests, the angry feelings roused by conflicting attempts thus to appropriate the larger share, if not the whole, of the advantages of commerce, and of distant unsettled commercial regions, led to wars. On the other hand, wars arising from other causes have been greatly modified in their conduct and issue by the control of the sea. Therefore the history of sea power, while embracing in its broad sweep all that tends to make a people great upon the sea or by the sea, is largely a military history; and it is in this aspect that it will be mainly, though not exclusively, regarded in the following pages. A study of the military history of the past, such as this, is enjoined by great military leaders as essential to correct ideas and to the skilful conduct of war in the future. Napoleon names among the campaigns to be studied by the aspiring soldier, those of Alexander, Hannibal, and Cæsar, to whom gunpowder was unknown; and there is a substantial agreement among professional writers that, while many of the conditions of war vary from age to age with the progress of weapons, there are certain teachings in the school of history which remain constant, and being, therefore, of universal application, can be elevated to the rank of general principles. For the same reason the study of the sea history of the past will be found instructive, by its illustration of the general principles of maritime war, notwithstanding the great changes that have been brought about in naval weapons by the scientific advances of the past half century, and by the introduction of steam as the motive power. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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The book was published by Mahan while president of the US Naval War College, and was a culmination of his ideas regarding naval warfare.

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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and discusses the various factors needed to support and achieve sea power, with emphasis on having the largest and most powerful fleet. Scholars consider it the single most influential book in naval strategy. Its policies were quickly adopted by most major navies, ultimately leading to the World War I naval arms race Mahan formulated his concept of sea power while reading a history book in Lima, Peru. The book was published by Mahan while president of the US Naval War College, and was a culmination of his ideas regarding naval warfare. Mahan began the book with an examination of what factors lead to a supremacy of the seas, especially how Great Britain was able to rise to its near dominance. He identifies such features as geography, population, and government, and expands the definition of sea power as comprising a strong navy and commercial fleet. Mahan also promotes the belief that any army would succumb to a strong naval blockade. The book then goes on to describe a series of European and American wars and how naval power was used in Timeliness contributed no small part to the widespread acceptance and resultant influence of Mahan's views. Although his history was relatively thin (he relied on secondary sources), the vigorous style and clear theory won widespread acceptance of navalists across the world.[8] Sea power supported the new colonialism which Europe and Japan were imposing on Africa and Asia. Given the very rapid technological changes underway in propulsion (from coal to oil, from reciprocating engines to steam turbines), ordnance (with better fire directors, and new high explosives) and armor (hardened steel), the emergence of new craft such as destroyers and submarines, and the development of radio, Mahan's emphasis on the capital ship and the command of the sea came at an opportune moment. Mahan was initially introduced to the German navy by the strategist Ludwig Borckenhagen, in a series of influential papers. Subsequently his name became a household word in the German navy, as Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered his officers to read Mahan, and Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) used Mahan's reputation to finance a powerful surface fleet. His ideas decisively shaped Japanese naval doctrine, especially in the fleet actions of World War II. Between 1890 and 1915, Mahan and British admiral Jacky Fisher (1841-1920) faced the problem of how to dominate home waters and distant seas with naval forces not strong enough to do both. Mahan argued for a universal principle of concentration of powerful ships in home waters and minimized strength in distant seas, while Fisher reversed Mahan by utilizing technological change to propose submarines for defense of home waters and mobile battle cruisers for protection of distant imperial interests. The French at first adopted Mahan's theories. French naval doctrine in 1914 was dominated by Mahan's theory of sea power and therefore geared toward winning decisive battles and gaining mastery of the seas. But the course of World War I changed ideas about the place of the navy, as the refusal of the German fleet to engage in a decisive battle, the Dardanelles expedition of 1915, the development of submarine warfare, and the organization of convoys all showed the navy's new role in combined operations with the army.
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Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783 The Naval History and Tactics of the British American and Dutch Fleets at the Height of the Age of Sa

This illustrated edition of Influence of Sea Power Upon History is complete with the original tables and battle maps, permitting readers utmost comprehension of the naval engagements described.

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This illustrated edition of Influence of Sea Power Upon History is complete with the original tables and battle maps, permitting readers utmost comprehension of the naval engagements described. Alfred Mahan's exceptional examination of naval military forces and their growing significance is designed both as a reference book and as vivid history. The author describes how various European powers grappled with and sought to exploit the advent of new technology and tactics upon the high seas. Written in the late 19th century, Mahan's accounts span some of the most pivotal battles in naval history. The Seven Years War, whereby the English demonstrated the dominant power of the Royal Navy, would prove a turning point both in the fate of that nation's Empire, and the manner in which sea power was projected and relied upon around the world. Together with the text and illustrations, this edition also includes Mahan's original notes, which are appended as endnotes at the conclusion of each chapter.
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783 Primary Source Edition

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Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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This illustrated edition of Influence of Sea Power Upon History is complete with the original tables and battle maps, permitting readers utmost comprehension of the naval engagements described.

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This illustrated edition of Influence of Sea Power Upon History is complete with the original tables and battle maps, permitting readers utmost comprehension of the naval engagements described. Alfred Mahan's exceptional examination of naval military forces and their growing significance is designed both as a reference book and as vivid history. The author describes how various European powers grappled with and sought to exploit the advent of new technology and tactics upon the high seas. Written in the late 19th century, Mahan's accounts span some of the most pivotal battles in naval history. The Seven Years War, whereby the English demonstrated the dominant power of the Royal Navy, would prove a turning point both in the fate of that nation's Empire, and the manner in which sea power was projected and relied upon around the world. Together with the text and illustrations, this edition also includes Mahan's original notes, which are appended as endnotes at the conclusion of each chapter.
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan.

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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy.OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783 Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... The voyages were long and dangerous, the seas often beset with enemies. In the most active days of colonizing there prevailed on the sea a lawlessness the very memory of which is now almost lost, and the days of settled peace between maritime nations were few and far between. Thus arose the demand for stations along the road, like the Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena, and Mauritius, not primarily for trade, but for defence and war; the demand for the possession of posts like Gibraltar, Malta, Louisburg, at the entrance of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, -- posts whose value was chiefly strategic, though not necessarily wholly so. Colonies and colonial posts were sometimes commercial, sometimes military in their character; and it was exceptional that the same position was equally important in both points of view, as New York was. In these three things -- production, with the necessity of exchanging products, shipping, whereby the exchange is carried on, and colonics, which facilitate and enlarge the operations of shipping and tend to protect it by multiplying points of safety -- is to be found the key to much of the history, as well as of the policy, of nations bordering upon the sea. The policy has varied both with the spirit of the age and with the character and clear-sightedness of the rulers; but the history of the seaboard nations has been less determined by the shrewdness and foresight of governments than by conditions of position, extent, configuration, number and character of their people, -- by what are called, in a word, natural conditions. It must however be admitted, and will be seen, that the wise or unwise action of individual men has at certain periods had a great modifying influence upon the growth of sea power in the broad sense, .
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History

Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 - December 1, 1914) was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, ...

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Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 - December 1, 1914) was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

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.

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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.
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History Volume 2

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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History Volume 2 By Alfred Thayer Mahan 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. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

From Mahan's 1889 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.

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From Mahan's 1889 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 in-fluence of maritime strength -upon great issues has con-sequently been overlooked. This is even more true of particular occasions than of the general tendency of sea power. It is easy to say in a general way, that the use and control of the sea is and has been a great factor in the history of the world; it is more troublesome to seek out and show- its exact bearing at a particular juncture. Yet, unless this be done, the acknowledgment of general importance remains vague and unsubstantial; not resting, as it should, upon o. collection of special instances in which the precise effect has been made clear, by an analysis of the conditions at the given moments. . . . The period embraced is from 1660, when. the sailing- ship era, with its distinctive features, had fairly begun, to 1783, the end of the American Revolution. While the thread of general history upon which the successive maritime events is strung is intentionally slight, the effort has been to present a clear as well as accurate outline. Writing as a naval officer in full sympathy with his profession, the author has not hesitated to di-gress freely on questions of naval policy, strategy, and tactics; but as technical language has been avoided, it is hoped that these matters, simply presented, will be found. of interest to the unprofessional reader.
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