The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History

Author: Chester G. Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195056663
Release Date: 1989
Genre: History

Reassesses the importance of sea power in the ancient world, discusses important naval battles, and explains the limitations of ancient navies

Seapower States

Author: Andrew Lambert
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300240900
Release Date: 2018-11-27
Genre: History

One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812—winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal—turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as “seapowers” informed their actions and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size. Lambert demonstrates how creating maritime identities made these states more dynamic, open, and inclusive than their lumbering continental rivals. Only when they forgot this aspect of their identity did these nations begin to decline. Recognizing that the United States and China are modern naval powers—rather than seapowers—is essential to understanding current affairs, as well as the long-term trends in world history. This volume is a highly original “big think” analysis of five states whose success—and eventual failure—is a subject of enduring interest, by a scholar at the top of his game.

America Sea Power and the World

Author: James C. Bradford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118927922
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: History

This survey of American naval history features original chapters from key scholars in the field that trace the relationship between the American Navy and the position of the United States on the global political stage over the past 250 years. Places equal weight on the influence of major wartime campaigns and naval efforts to defend and expand America s political and economic interests during times of peace Includes an array of illustrations and 56 new maps, seamlessly integrated within each chapter Each chapter features sidebars with biographical sketches of influential leaders and descriptions of weapons and technological developments of the era

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

Author: A. T. Mahan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131023
Release Date: 2012-07-12
Genre: History

DIVInfluential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans. /div

The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions
ISBN: 124145048X
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: History

Title: The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The MILITARY HISTORY & WARFARE collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This series offers titles on warfare from ancient to modern times. It includes detailed accounts of campaigns, battles, weapons, as well as the soldiers and commanders who devised, initiated, and supported war efforts throughout history. Specific analyses discuss the impact of war on societies, cultures, economies, and changing international relationships. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Mahan, Alfred Thayer; 1892 2 vol.; 8 . 9079.g.21.

Licht aus dem Osten

Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644122819
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Genre: History

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

A History of the Ancient World

Author: Chester G. Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195066286
Release Date: 1991
Genre: History

Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade

Command at Sea

Author: Michael A. PALMER
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674041912
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: History

In this grand history of naval warfare, Palmer observes five centuries of dramatic encounters under sail and steam. From reliance on signal flags in the seventeenth century to satellite communications in the twenty-first, admirals looked to the next advance in technology as the one that would allow them to control their forces. But while abilities to communicate improved, Palmer shows how other technologies simultaneously shrank admirals' windows of decision. The result was simple, if not obvious: naval commanders have never had sufficient means or time to direct subordinates in battle.

The Origins of Business Money and Markets

Author: Keith Roberts
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231526852
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Business & Economics

To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full sweep of business history actually begins much earlier, with the initial cities of Mesopotamia. In the first book to describe and explain these origins, Roberts depicts the society of ancient traders and consumers, tracing the roots of modern business and underscoring the relationship between early and modern business practice. Roberts's narrative begins before business, which he defines as selling to voluntary buyers at a profit. Before business, he shows, the material conditions and concepts for the pursuit of profit did not exist, even though trade and manufacturing took place. The earliest business, he suggests, arose with the long distance trade of early Mesopotamia, and expanded into retail, manufacturing and finance in these command economies, culminating in the Middle Eastern empires. (Part One) But it was the largely independent rise of business, money, and markets in classical Greece that produced business much as we know it. Alexander the Great's conquests and the societies that his successors created in their kingdoms brought a version of this system to the old Middle Eastern empires, and beyond. (Part Two) At Rome this entrepreneurial market system gained important new features, including business corporations, public contracting, and even shopping malls. The story concludes with the sharp decline of business after the 3rd century CE. (Part Three) In each part, Roberts portrays the major new types of business coming into existence. He weaves these descriptions into a narrative of how the prevailing political, economic, and social culture shaped the nature and importance of business and the status, wealth, and treatment of business people. Throughout, the discussion indicates how much (and how little) business has changed, provides a clear picture of what business actually is, presents a model for understanding the social impact of business as a whole, and yields stimulating insights for public policy today.

The Voyage

Author: Philip H. Harris
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456847364
Release Date: 2011-02-19
Genre: History

"This is the story of an ocean journey made in biblical times by a group of people from the Old World to the New World. We have an account of the journey written in the Book of Mormon, a scripture used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but unfortunately the account is short and largely devoid of detail on how a suitable ship was built, how the journey was accomplished, and the route they took. This book is an attempt to fill in many of these gaps in the light of some of the remarkable discoveries that have made about ancient voyaging during the last century. These discoveries clearly indicate that we have greatly underestimated the skill, knowledge, and courage of the ancient mariners, and the length and complexities of their voyages. As we discover more about the detailed history of the Ancient World, we have come to realize that the journey we have examined in these pages may be one of many made by these intrepid mariners. "

Strabons Geographika Buch XIV XVII Text und bersetzung

Author: Strabo
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525259530
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

English summary: The only geographical description which has been preserved of the Hellenic and Roman world. Volume 4 (XIV-XVII: Text and translation): Asia Minor (continuation), Persia, India, Middle East, Egypt, North Africa. This volume completes the presentation of the greek text and of its translation. German description: Die auf zehn Bande angelegte Ausgabe enthalt einen aufgrund neuer Kollationierung der Haupthandschriften und unter Berucksichtigung der gesamten zu Strabon erschienenen Sekundarliteratur konstituierten Text mit kritischem und Testimonien-Apparat und deutscher Ubersetzung (Bande 1-4), einen Kommentar (Bande 5-8), eine Transkription der mittelalterlichen Strabon Epitome und Chrestomathie, die es erlaubt, jeweils mit einem Blick festzustellen, welche Teile des Strabontextes diese wichtigen Textzeugen enthalten (Band 9), und einen Registerband. Die Bande erscheinen jeweils im Abstand von etwa einem Jahr.

History of Sea Power

Author: William Stevens
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783845710365
Release Date: 2012-12-19
Genre: History

In diesem Werk erläutert William Stevens, der Professor an der U.S. Naval Acadamy war, als erster ausführlich die Entwicklung und die große Einflussnahme der Seemächte seit ihren Anfängen bis 1920.

A Library of the World s Best Literature Ancient and Modern Vol XXIV Forty Five Volumes Macaulay Marvell

Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781605202129
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: History

Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 24 include: . the histories of Thomas Babington Macaulay . excerpts from Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince . selections from James Madison's Federalist papers . the plays of Maurice Maeterlinck . excerpts from Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur . the writings of Sir John Manderville and Christopher Marlowe . the poetry of Martial and Andrew Marvell . and much, much more.