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The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793–1812

The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793–1812
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  • Date Published: December 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108023740

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About the Authors
  • Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914) was an American naval officer, considered one of the most important naval strategists of the nineteenth century. In 1885 he was appointed Lecturer in Naval History and Tactics at the US Naval War College, and became President of the institution between 1886–1889. These volumes, first published in 1893, contain Mahan's detailed analysis of British and French naval strategy during the French Revolution, defined as lasting between 1793–1812. Mahan recounts chronologically the major naval battles and campaigns between Britain and France and their allies, analysing the different naval strategies used and discussing Britain's successful naval tactics. Mahan was the first naval strategist to explore the importance of controlling and protecting commercial shipping and preventing blockades of ports during warfare, tactics which he fully explores using historical examples from the French Revolution in these volumes.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108023740
    • length: 886 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 324 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.45kg
    • contains: 13 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introductory. Outline of events in Europe, 1783–1793
    2. The condition of the navies in 1793, and especially of the French navy
    3. The general political and strategic conditions, and the events of 1793
    4. The West Indies, 1793–1810
    5. The naval campaign of May, 1794, and Battle of the First of June
    6. The year 1794 in the Atlantic and on the Continent
    7. The year 1795 in the Atlantic and on the Continent
    8. The Mediterranean and Italy. From the evacuation of Toulon in 1793 to the British withdrawal from that sea, in 1796, and Battle of Cape St. Vincent, in Feburary, 1797. Austria forced to make peace
    9. The Mediterranean in 1797 and 1798
    10. The Mediterranean from 1799 to 1801
    11. The Atlantic, 1796–1801. The Brest blockades. The French expeditions against Ireland. Volume 2:
    12. Events on the Continent, 1798–1800
    13. Events of 1801
    14. Outline of events from the signature of the preliminaries to the rupture of the Peace of Amiens
    15. The Trafalgar campaign to the Spanish declaration of war. May, 1803–Dec, 1804
    16. The Trafalgar campaign concluded. January–October, 1805
    17. The warfare against commerce during the French Revolution and Empire, to the Berlin Decree. 1793–1806
    18. The warfare against commerce, 1806–1812
    19. Summary. The function of sea power and the policy of Great Britain in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

  • Author

    A. T. Mahan

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