English/British Naval History to 1815: A Guide to the Literature

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 875 pages
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The English/British have always been known as the sailor race with hearts of oak: the Royal Navy as the Senior Service and First Line of Defense. It facilitated the motto: The sun never set on the British Empire. The Royal Navy has exerted a powerful influence on Great Britain, its Empire, Europe, and, ultimately, the world. This superior annotated bibliography supplies entries that explore the influence of the English/British Navy through its history.

This survey will provide a major reference guide for students and scholars at all levels. It incorporates evaluative, qualitative, and critical analysis processes, the essence of historical scholarship. Each one of the 4,124 annotated entries is evaluated, assessed, analyzed, integrated, and incorporated into the historiographical scholarship.

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W]ill be a godsend to any novice, be he a new student of naval history or... from a related subject... This book offers any enquiring student easy access to the core of the subject, an intelligent and rewarding guide, and the basis for future research... We are all in [the author's] debt.
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Contents

HMS VICTORY
176
The Nelson Decade
177
B William Bligh
178
The Mutiny
181
HM Bark BOUNTY
183
Literature and Assessments
184
Other Personalities Officers
185
A The Profession of Naval Officer
186

B AngloSaxon England
67
The Isles
76
F The 16th Century
88
AngloSpanish Relations
91
War
94
The Armada Nautical Archaeology
99
The Armada Off Scotland and Ireland
100
The Armada Literature and Anniversaries
101
After the Armada
104
G The 17th Century
105
The Rise of Maritime Hegemony
107
The Thirty Years War
109
In the Mediterranean Sea
111
The AngloDutch Wars
113
The Navy and the Restoration
117
The Navy and the Revolution of 1688
119
Tsar Peter the Great
120
The Wars of King Louis XIV
121
H The 18th Century
123
The War of Jenkinss Ear
124
The War of Austrian Succession
126
The Seven Years War
127
The War of the American Revolution
131
The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon
135
The Glorious First of June
138
The Blockade of Brest
139
The Battle of Cape St Vincent
140
The Egyptian Campaign
141
The Battle of the Nile
142
The Battles of Copenhagen 1801 and 1807
143
The Campaign of Trafalgar
144
The Battle of Trafalgar
145
The Treaty of Tilsit of 1807 and the Continental System
147
The War of 1812
149
The War on the Lakes
153
Napoleon Bonaparte and Exile
154
Lord Cochrane and South America
157
Special Emphasis
159
Operations and Naval Career
169
Letters Journals Literature Art and Assessments
170
The Funeral and Memorials
171
The Women
174
B Listing the Greats
187
The Role of the Monarchy
189
Prominent Personalities
190
Walter Raleigh
194
The Hawkins Family
196
George Monck
197
George Anson
198
Edward Hawke
199
Richard Howe
200
William Sydney Smith
201
Thomas Cochrane Tenth Earl of Dundonald
202
E Miscellaneous
204
The Lower Deck
215
A Social Histories of the Lower Deck
216
B Individual Accounts of Life on the Lower Deck
219
Recruitment Manning and Impressment
221
Warships
235
A Privateers
248
B The Military Revolution
261
H Logistics Victualling and the Transport Service
274
The Dockyards
275
The Law of the Sea Admiralty Courts and the Prize Process
281
Strategy Tactics Communications Intelligence and Amphibious
287
Invasion
293
Exploration Discovery Navigation Cartography and Science
301
E Joseph Banks
307
The Northwest Passage
314
N The Weather
321
S George Vancouver and Matthew Flinders
325
Nautical Archaeology
331
E Towns and Nautical Archaeology
337
Nautical Fiction
343
Other Nelson Surrogates
350
Music
356
DESCRIPTIVE LISTS
365
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
375
Annotated Entries
383
Introduction 377
399
Appendixes
799
AuthorPerson Index
813
Subject Index
857
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Page 467 - ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE , Of YORK. MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of OROONOQUE; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself.
Page 288 - ... whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.
Page 399 - Memoirs of the Naval Worthies of Queen Elizabeth's Reign, their Gallant Deeds, Daring Adventures and Services in the infant state of the British Navy, with brief Biographical Notices of the respective Commanders.
Page 288 - Those far distant, storm-beaten ships, upon which the Grand Army never looked, stood between it and the dominion of the world.

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EUGENE L. RASOR taught British and European History at Emory and Henry College for 33 years, retiring in 1997.

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