War at Sea in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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April 2003



The role and characteristics of armed force at sea in western Europe and the Mediterranean prior to 1650.


Part 1 Northern Europe: naval force in the Viking age and high mediaeval Denmark, Niels Lund; Scandinavian warships and naval power in the 13th and 14th centuries, Jan Bill; naval power and maritime technology during the hundred years' war, Timothy J. Runyan; oars, sails and guns - the English and war at sea, c.1200- 1500, Ian Friel. Part 2 Southern Europe: Byzantium and the sea - Byzantine fleets and the history of the empire in the age of the Macedonian emperors, c.900-1025, John H. Pryor; Iberian naval power, 1000-1650, Lawrence V. Mott; Venice, Genoa and control of the seas in the 13th and 14th centuries, John Dotson; Genoese naval forces in the Mediterranean in the 15th and 16th centuries, Michel Balard; an exemplary maritime republic - Venice at the end of the Middle Ages, Bernard Doumerc. Part 3 16th and early 17th century Europe: the navies of the Medici - the Florentine navy and the navy of the sacred military order of Saint Stephen, 1547-1648, Marco Gemignani; the state of Portuguese naval power in the 16th century, Francisco Content Domingues; naval power in the Netherlands before the Dutch revolt, Louis Sicking; naval power and control of the seas in the Baltic in the 16th century, Jan Glete; the new Atlantic - naval warfare in the 16th century, N.A.M. Rodger.


An absorbing and important volume. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEWOld records and modern technology have been brought to bear with notable effect... revisionist and inspirational, it will certainly add a great deal to current knowledge and do much to direct investigations in this field for a long time to come. BIBLIOTHEQUE D'HUMANISME ET RENAISSANCE Worthy of a place on the bookshelves of any serious naval or maritime historian. DE RE MILITARIThe Introduction by Hattendorf is a must-read for all naval historians... But the real value of this work is in the overall picture created by the component parts: that of a period in which many different forms of war at sea existed outside the traditional historical interpretation of 'naval war'. HISTORYThe individual essays without exception are admirable pieces of scholarship. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORY
EAN: 9780851159034
ISBN: 0851159036
Untertitel: 'Warfare in History (Hardcover)'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 292 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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