Автор: Gourvish, Terry Название: Britain`s Railway, 1997-2005 ISBN: 0199236607 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199236602 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8639 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Britain's leading railway historian provides a critical examination of the Blair government's involvement in the rail industry from 1997 as they tried to deal with the UK's fragmented, privatized railways. This important book is essential reading for those concerned with, and interested in, railway policy, both in the UK and elsewhere in the world.
Описание: Asian Maritime Strategies explores one of the world's most complex and dangerous maritime arenas. Asia, stretching from the Aleutian Islands to the Persian Gulf, contains the world's busiest trade routes. It is also the scene of numerous maritime territorial disputes, pirate attacks, and terrorist threats. In response, the nations of the region are engaged in a nascent naval arms race. In this new work, Bernard Cole, author of the acclaimed The Great Wall At Sea, examines the maritime strategies and naval forces of the region's nations, as well as evaluating the threats and opportunities for cooperation at sea. The United States Navy is intimately involved in these disputes and opportunities, which threaten vital American economic, political, and security interests.
The most useful geographical designation for maritime Asia is the "Indo-Pacific" and Cole provides both a survey of the maritime strategies of the primary nations of the Indo-Pacific region as well as an evaluation of the domestic and international politics that drive those strategies. The United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, the Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Iran, the smaller Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf states are all surveyed and analyzed. The United States, Japan, China, and India draw the most attention, given their large modern navies and distant strategic reach and the author concludes that the United States remains the dominant maritime power in this huge region, despite its lack of a traditionally strong merchant marine. U.S. maritime power remains paramount, due primarily to its dominant navy. The Chinese naval modernization program deservedly receives a good deal of public attention, but Cole argues that on a day-to-day basis the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, as its navy is named, is the most powerful maritime force in Far Eastern waters, while the modernizing Indian Navy potentially dominates the Indian Ocean.
Most telling will be whether United States power and focus remain on the region, while adjusting to continued Chinese maritime power in a way acceptable to both nations. No other current or recent work provides such a complete description of the Indo-Pacific region's navies and maritime strategies, while analyzing the current and future impact of those forces.
Автор: Catsambis Donny L Название: Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology ISBN: 0199336008 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199336005 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4943 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on the expertise of nearly fifty international scholars who examine the many distinct and universal aspects of the discipline.
Описание: This volume, the third of five, covers the long 19th century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain`s greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power.
Описание: By 1940 going to the movies was the most popular form of public leisure in Britain`s empire. This book explores the social and cultural impact of the movies in colonial societies in the early cinema age.
Автор: Hyam, Ronald Название: Britain`s declining empire ISBN: 0521685559 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521685559 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2705 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An authoritative political history of one of the world's most important empires on the road to decolonisation. Ronald Hyam offers a major reassessment of the end of empire which combines a study of British policymaking with case studies on the experience of decolonization across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. He describes the dysfunctional policies of an imperial system coping with postwar, interwar and wartime crises from 1918 to 1945 but the main emphasis is on the period after 1945 and the gradual unravelling of empire as a result of international criticism, and the growing imbalance between Britain's capabilities and its global commitments. He analyses the transfers of power from India in 1947 to Swaziland in 1968, the major crises such as Suez and assesses the role of leading figures from Churchill, Attlee and Eden to Macmillan and Wilson. This is essential reading for scholars and students of empire and decolonisation.
Описание: This volume explores the transnational dimensions of mutiny and maritime radicalism during the great cycle of war and revolution that began in the mid-1750s and continued until the 1840s. The central theme of the volume is mutiny - its causes, frequency, forms, patterns and outcomes - charting, linking and comparing maritime insurrections in different oceans, on warships, merchant vessels and convict ships. The contributions concentrate on the mutineers themselves, their social composition, self-organisation, objectives and ideas. Also included is unrest in port cities, sites of international exchange between maritime and landed forms of resistance. Sailors spent significant amounts of time in port, sometimes connecting shipboard unrest and radical movements on land in personal, political and social ways. The contributions cover the age of revolution in its full geographic extent, including the Atlantic with its wars and revolutions, but also the Indian and Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea.
Автор: Tsouvalis, Judith (Lecturer in the School of Geogr Название: A Critical Geography of Britain`s State Forests ISBN: 0198234171 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198234173 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5829 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This text explores Britain's changing visions of forests and trees, and the results which have evolved from this change. It traces historical perceptions and woodland management practices, examines the rise of scientific forestry methods and unearths the story of the Forestry Commission.
Описание: The first publication and translation into English of a manuscript by a fifteenth-century Venetian seaman, including treatises on shipbuilding, mathematics, astrology, and calendrical computation.
Автор: C. M. Reed Название: Maritime Traders in the Ancient Greek World ISBN: 0521268486 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521268486 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6973 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the first full work since Hasebroek’s Trade and Politics in the Ancient World to deal directly with the place of maritime traders in ancient Greece. Its main assumption is that traders’ juridical, economic, political and unofficial standing can only be viewed correctly through the lens of the polis framework. It argues that those engaging in inter-regional trade with classical Athens were mainly poor and foreign (hence politically inert at Athens). Moreover, Athens, as well as other classical Greek poleis, resorted to limited measures, well short of war or other modes of economic imperialism, to attract them. However, at least in the minds of individual Athenians considerations of traders’ indispensability to Athens displaced what otherwise would have been low estimations of their social status.
Автор: Hattendorf, John B. Название: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History ISBN: 0195130758 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195130751 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 38510 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: One thousand articles written by the world's leading historians that examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics and international law. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History is available in print and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf.
Описание: Moving away from conventional theories about Victorian attitudes towards race, Salesa focuses on an array of equally influential, yet seemingly opposite, ideas where racial crossing was seen as a means of improvement, a way to manage racial conflict or create new societies, or even a way to promote the rule of law.
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