The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

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Title

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

Description

"Preface
The definite object proposed in this work is an examination of the general history of Europe and America with particular reference to the effect of sea power upon the course of that history. Historians generally have been unfamiliar with the conditions of the sea, having as to it neither special interest nor special knowledge; and the profound determining influence of maritime strength upon great issues has consequently been overlooked. This is even more true of particular occasions than of the general tendency of sea power. It is easy to say in a general way, that the use and control of the sea is and has been a great factor in the history of the world; it is more troublesome to seek out and show its exact bearing at a particular juncture. Yet, unless this be done, the acknowledgment of general importance remains vague and unsubstantial; not resting, as it should, upon a collection of special instances in which the precise effect has been made clear, by an analysis of the conditions at the given moments ......."

Creator

Capt. A. T. Mahan

Source

A Project Gutenberg eBook

Publisher

Boston
Little, Brown and Company

Date

1889, Dec.
1890, 1895, 1660-1783

Type

Book, ink on paper

Identifier

CFM.5.343

Coverage

1660, 1783, 1890, 1895

Files

13529-h.pdf

Collection

Citation

Capt. A. T. Mahan, “The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783,” The Camden Fort Meagher Archive, accessed March 31, 2020, https://oscailandoras.com/items/show/467.

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