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Title: Amphibious Warfare 1000-1700: Commerce, State Formation and European Expansion
Author: Trim, D J B Mark Charles Fissel (eds)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2005
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004132443
Volumes: 1; Pages: 542
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This volume reconceptualizes amphibious warfare and also fills an important gap in its historiography, examining how it was conceived, practiced 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.ContentsIntroductionI. Dr Matthew Bennett (Royal Military Academy Sandhurst):'Amphibious Operations from the Norman Conquest to the Egyptian Crusades, c.1050-1250'II. Dr Louis Sicking (University of Leiden):'Amphibious Warfare in the Baltic: Holland, the Hansa and the Habsburgs 1360-1540'III. Professor Malyn Newitt (King's College London):'Portuguese Amphibious Warfare in the Indian Ocean: New Dimensions to the Power of the State in the Sixteenth Century'IV. Professor Jan Glete (Stockholm University):'Amphibious warfare in the Baltic, 1550-1700'V. Dr John F. Guilmartin, Jr. (Ohio State University):'The Siege of Malta 1565 and the Habsburg-Ottoman Struggle for Domination of the Mediterranean'VI. Professor R. B. Wernham+ (University of Oxford/Public Record Office Emeritus):'Amphibious Operations and the Elizabethan Assault on the Spanish Atlantic Economy'VII. Professor Mark Charles Fissel (Augusta State University):'English Amphibious Warfare 1587-1656: Galleons, Galleys, Longboats and Cots'VIII. Dr Guy Rowlands (Newnham College Cambridge):Times New Roman'The King's Two Arms: French Amphibious Warfare in the Mediterranean under Louis XIV, 1664 to 1697'IX. Dr John Stapleton, Jr. (The United States Military Academy (West Point)):'The Blue-Water Dimension of King William's War: Amphibious Operations and Allied Strategy during the Nine Years' War, 1688-1697'X. Dr D. J. B. Trim (Newbold College/University of Reading):'The Continents' Intestines: Estuarine, Riverine and Lacustrine Warfare, c.1400-1700'