Автор: Buchet C Название: The Sea in History ISBN: 1783271566 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781783271566 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 51975 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: How important has the sea been in the development of human history? Very important indeed is the conclusion of this ground-breaking four-volume work. The books bring together the world's leading maritime historians, who address the question of what difference the sea has made in relation to around 250 situations ranging from the earliest times to the present. They consider, across the entire world, subjects related to human migration, trade, economic development, warfare, the building of political units including states and empires, the dissemination of ideas, culture and religion, and much more, showing how the sea was crucial to all these aspects of human development. Specific maritime subjects covered include shipbuilding, navigation, the exploitation of maritime resources, the social background of sailors and maritime communities, piracy, the financing and organisation of maritime endeavour, and many other subjects. Overall, the books represent an immense resource for all historians, providing concise overviews of virtually every subject in maritime history. CHRISTIAN BUCHET is Professor of Maritime History, Catholic University of Paris, Scientific Director of Océanides and a member of l'Académie de marine.
Автор: Horning Audrey J Название: Ireland in the Virginian Sea ISBN: 1469610728 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781469610726 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 5108 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: In the late sixteenth century, the English started expanding westward, establishing control over parts of neighbouring Ireland as well as exploring and later colonising distant North America. Audrey Horning deftly examines the relationship between British colonization efforts in both locales, depicting their close interconnection as fields for colonial experimentation.
Описание: At the twilight of the nineteenth century, China sent a detachment of boys to America in order to learn the ways of the West, modernize the antiquated empire, and defend it from foreigners invading its shores. After spending a decade in New England's finest schools, the boys re-turned home, driven by a pioneering spirit of progress and reform. Their lives in America influenced not only their thinking but also their nation's endeavor to become a contemporary world power, an endeavor that resonates powerfully today. Drawing on diaries, letters, and other first-person accounts, Fortunate Sons tells a remarkable tale, weaving together the dramas of personal lives with the momentous thrust of a nation reborn. Shedding light on a crucial yet largely unknown period in China's history, Fortunate Sons provides insight into the issues concerning that nation today, from its struggle toward economic supremacy to its fraught relationship with the United States.
Описание: A reissued edition of the paperback published by OUP January, featuring a new and a few updated maps and illustrations.
Автор: Power Название: More Boys and Girls of History ISBN: 0521236045 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521236041 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1954 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: First published in 1928, the studies in this book illustrate the lives of children within various different times and social contexts. Created following the enthusiastic response which greeted the original Boys and Girls of History, this volume concentrates on the period subsequent to the Middle Ages in the history of Britain and home and overseas. As with the original, reconstructions of daily life are used as a means of avoiding the generalised tone employed in many historical accounts, the aim being to develop the young reader's knowledge through a sense of empathy with the figures being described. Highly readable, and containing a large number of beautiful illustrations, the text was again co-authored by the renowned historian Eileen Power, together with her sister Rhoda Power. It will be of value to anyone with an interest in early twentieth-century history books for young readers.
Описание: A Sea of Misadventures examines more than one hundred documented shipwreck narratives from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century as a means to understanding gender, status, and religion in the history of early America. Though it includes all the drama and intrigue afforded by maritime disasters, the book's significance lies in its investigation of how the trauma of shipwreck affected American values and behaviour. Through stories of death and devastation, Amy Mitchell-Cook examines issues of hierarchy, race, and gender when the sphere of social action is shrunken to the dimensions of a lifeboat or deserted shore. Rather than debate the veracity of shipwreck tales, Mitchell-Cook provides a cultural and social analysis that places maritime disasters within the broader context of North American society. She answers questions that include who survived and why, how did gender or status affect survival rates, and how did survivors relate their stories to interested but unaffected audiences? Mitchell-Cook observes that, in creating a sense of order out of chaotic events, the narratives reassured audiences that anarchy did not rule the waves, even when desperate survivors resorted to cannibalism. Some of the accounts she studies are legal documents required by insurance companies, while others have been a form of prescriptive literature--guides that taught survivors how to act and be remembered with honour. In essence, shipwreck revealed some of the traits that defined what it meant to be Anglo-American. In an elaboration of some of the themes, Mitchell-Cook compares American narratives with Portuguese narratives to reveal the power of divergent cultural norms to shape so basic an event as a shipwreck.
Описание: The English translation of a vivid and action-packed Chinese account of the scourge of murderous thieves and bandits. First published in 1831, it is written from the perspective of the pirates and their victims, but also includes a British naval commander's account of his adventures fighting pirates in the 1840s.
Описание: Since the beginning of the 20th century, the United States has sought to achieve Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan's vision of “command of the sea” using large battle fleets of capital ships. This strategy has been generally successful: no force can oppose the U.S. Navy on the open seas.Yet capital ship theory has become increasingly irrelevant. Globally, irregular warfare dominates the spectrum of conflict, especially in the aftermath of 9/11. Fleet engagements are a thing of the past and even small scale missions that rely on capital ships are challenged by irregular warfare.In a pattern evident since World War II, the U.S. Navy has attempted to adapt its capital ship theory to irregular conflicts-with mixed results-before returning to traditional operations with little or no strategic debate. This book discusses the challenges of irregular warfare in the 21st century, and the need for U.S. naval power to develop a new strategic paradigm.
Описание: Abby Jane Morrell (b. 1809) was the wife of ship captain and explorer Benjamin Morrell (1795–1839). During the nineteenth century it became more common for women to join their husbands on voyages, and Abby insisted on accompanying her husband on his fourth voyage. They left America for the Pacific in 1829 on board the Antarctic, which visited the Auckland Islands and Pacific Islands in search of commercial gain, before returning via the Azores in 1831. First published in 1833, this is Abby's account of their journey. It was ghostwritten by the American author Samuel Knapp (1783?1838) and followed the publication of Benjamin Morrell's own account as part of A Narrative of Four Voyages (also reissued in this series). It includes an account of the violent conflicts with the inhabitants of some of the Pacific Islands, and also contains Abby's comments on the 'amelioration of the condition of American Seamen'.
Автор: Studnicki-Gizbert, Daviken Название: A Nation upon the Ocean Sea ISBN: 0195175697 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195175691 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3261 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Traces the story of the Portuguese Nation from its emergence in the late 15th century to its fragmentation in the middle of the 17th century and situates it in relation to the expansion and crisis of Spanish imperial dominion in the Atlantic. This book reconstitutes the life of a community based on movement, maritime trade, and cultural hybridity.
Автор: Konstam, Angus Название: Sovereigns of the sea ISBN: 0470116676 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780470116678 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2193 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents the story of the first modern naval arms race. This book charts the course of the European battle for maritime supremacy, from the first marriage of guns and ships in the mid-fifteenth-century to the grandiose national flagships two hundred years later that led to a new breed of battleship, the ship-of-the-line.
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