Tide of Empires: Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of the West Volume 2 1654-1763

1st Edition

Peter Padfield

Routledge
Published February 28, 2017
Reference - 294 Pages
ISBN 9781138934597 - CAT# Y203936
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

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Summary

Beginning with England poised to take over as foremost world trading and naval power, leading through the epic struggle of both maritime powers against Bourbon France, this volume, originally published in 1982, concludes with England’s assumption of the ‘Sovereignty of the Seas’. In this challenging view of naval history, which also embraces economics, finance and philosophy, political and individual freedoms are seen not so much as a cultural heritage, but as the necessary bed-fellos of ‘Sea Power’ and incompatible with its antithesis, ‘Territorial Power’.

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