The Sea Power of the State

Author: S.G. Gorshkov

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483285464

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 8336


Admiral Gorshkov has transformed the Soviet fleet into a world sea power for the first time in Russian history. He is Russia's most brilliant naval strategist of all time. He has created the modern Soviet navy. His book examines the main components of sea power among which attention is focused on the naval fleet of the present day, capable of conducting operations and solving strategic tasks in different regions of the world's oceans, together with other branches of the armed forces and independently

Political Sociology, Power and Participation in the Modern World

Political science, Political science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467245720

Category: Education

Page: 74

View: 2093


Facts101 is your complete guide to Political Sociology, Power and Participation in the Modern World. In this book, you will learn topics such as On States and Societies: Max Weber and the Neo-Weberians, On Civil Society and Politics: Emile Durkheim and Alexis de Tocqueville, On the Politics, Law, and Morality of Markets: Karl Polanyi, and Basic Forms of Political Authority plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Companion to World War II

Author: Thomas W. Zeiler,Daniel M. DuBois

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325052

Category: History

Page: 1064

View: 356


A Companion to World War II brings together a series offresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the manycultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topicsrange from American anti-Semitism to the experiences ofFrench-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions tothe genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes. A collection of original historiographic essays that includecutting-edge research Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences ofdifferent social classes Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of thewar

The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy Between the Wars

Author: Christopher M. Bell

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804739788

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 8979


This is the first study to show how the Royal Navy's ideas about the meaning and application of seapower shaped its policies in the interwar period. It challenges the accepted view that the shortcomings of Britain's naval leaders resulted in poor strategic planning and an inability to meet the challenges of World War II.

Genoa and the Sea

Policy and Power in an Early Modern Maritime Republic, 1559–1684

Author: Thomas Allison Kirk

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 8765


Genoa's transformations offer insight into the significant and sweeping changes that were taking place all over Europe.

The Great Ships

British Battleships in World War II

Author: Peter C. Smith

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811749355

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 2068


Authoritative study of the battleship in World War II. Stirring episodes of naval combat. Covers the famous chase after the Bismarck, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions.

Navies in Modern World History

Author: Lawrence Sondhaus

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861892027

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6385


Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Churchill and Sea Power

Author: Christopher M. Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199678502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5011


The first major study of Winston Churchill's record as a naval strategist - and his impact as the most prominent guardian of Britain's sea power in the modern era.

The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030019854X

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 8993


Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.

Air and Sea Power in World War I

Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

Author: Maryam Philpott

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773332X

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4649


The Great War tore the fabric of Europe apart, killing over 35 million men and challenging the notion of heroism in war. Air and Sea Power in World War I focuses on the experience of World War I from the perspective of British pilots and sailors themselves, to demonstrate that the army-centric view of war studies has been too limited. The Royal Flying Corps, created in 1912, adapted quickly to the needs of modern warfare, driven by the enthusiasm of its men. In contrast, the lack of modernisation in the Royal Navy, despite the unveiling of HMS Dreadnought in 1906, undermined Britain’s dominance of the seas. By considering five key aspects of the war experience, this book analyses how motivation was created and sustained. Featuring new primary source material, including the journals of servicemen themselves, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of World War I and of Naval, Aviation and Military History._x000D_

War in the Modern World since 1815

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136402330

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6694


Conflict is central to human history. It is often the cause, course and consequence of social, cultural and political change. Military history therefore has to be more than a technical analysis of armed conflict. War in the Modern World since 1815 addresses war as a cultural phenomenon, discusses its meaning in different socities and explores the various contexts of military action.

Sacred Places

101 Spiritual Sites Around the World

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 9781888729023

Category: Sacred space

Page: 238

View: 2269


A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.

War In The Early Modern World

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135361568

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 4588


A collection of essays charting the developments in military practice and warfare across the world in the early modern and modern periods.


A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Geoffrey Till

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136255559

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1380


This is the third, revised and fully updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development as a source of resources, and as a means of transportation, information-exchange and strategic dominion. It has provided the basis for mankind's prosperity and security, and this is even more true in the early 21st century, with the emergence of an increasingly globalized world trading system. Navies have always provided a way of policing, and sometimes exploiting, the system. In contemporary conditions, navies, and other forms of maritime power, are having to adapt, in order to exert the maximum power ashore in the company of others and to expand the range of their interests, activities and responsibilities. While these new tasks are developing fast, traditional ones still predominate. Deterrence remains the first duty of today’s navies, backed up by the need to ‘fight and win’ if necessary. How navies and their states balance these two imperatives will tell us a great deal about our future in this increasingly maritime century. This book investigates the consequences of all this for the developing nature, composition and functions of all the world's significant navies, and provides a guide for anyone interested in the changing and crucial role of seapower in the 21st century. Seapower is essential reading for all students of naval power, maritime security and naval history, and highly recommended for students of strategic studies, international security and International Relations.

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery

Author: Palmira Johnson Brummett

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791417010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 7206


This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to territorial conquest, Brummett portrays it as inheritor of Euro-Asian trading networks and participant in the contest for commercial hegemony from Genoa and Venice to the Indian Ocean. Brummett shows that the development of seapower was crucial to this endeavor, enabling the Ottomans to subordinate both Venice and the Mamluk kingdom to dependency relationships and providing the Ottoman ruling class access to commercial investment and wealth.

The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 395427325X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 2339


Horatio Nelson is the most famous seaman in British history. Many books about him have appeared until today but the study of Alfred Thayer Mahan, published in 1897, is still one of the best written pieces and a standard work in the field of Nelson’s biography research. It was part of Mahan’s seapower studies and contains Nelson’s impressive life story as well as Mahan’s own view on naval strategy and warfare tactics. »It is essential to the completeness and rounding off of the author's discussion of the Influence of Sea Power, that he present a study, from his own point of view, of the one man who in himself summed up and embodied the greatness of the possibilities which Sea Power comprehends, – the man for whom genius and opportunity worked together, to make him the personification of the Navy of Great Britain.« Reprint of the original edition from 1897. Volume 1 of 2. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was a US Navy officer and author of influential marine history and strategy books. His work »The Influence of Sea Power upon History«, published in 1890, established the modern US Navy doctrine of maritime predominance: the higher the naval power of a country, the greater its global impact. Mahan’s concepts of naval war tactics were adapted by many navies all over the world.