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    DescriptionThis book provides a detailed survey of the Danish navy during the highly influential reign of Christian IV. He created a large and powerful navy with impressive ships and one of Europe's finest dockyards. It was relatively advanced in the design and construction of its warships and the administration of its seamen and dockyard workforce. However, its political and military leadership were highly flawed, reflecting the power struggle between the king and his council at both an international and domestic level, which ultimately led to its crushing defeat at the hands of Sweden. This work offers for the first time a valuable insight into the workings of one of the most significant, but frequently ignored navies in early modern Europe.


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    Title
    Christian IV and His Navy
    Subtitle
    A Political and Administrative History of the Danish Navy 1596-1648
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Bellamy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789004154506
    ISBN 10: 9004154507
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBTM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DND
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, HIS000000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: W1
    DC22: 948.9/03, 948.903, 355.009489
    LC classification: DL156.5 .B45 2006
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWCK, NHTM
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M, 3MG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DND
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, 1 map, ports.
    Publisher
    Brill
    Imprint name
    Brill
    Publication date
    27 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Leiden
    Author Information
    Martin Bellamy, Ph.D. (1997) in Modern History, University of Glasgow, is head of research for Glasgow Museums. He is a member of the British Commission for Maritime History and has published several books and articles on shipbuilding history and culture.
    Review quote
    ...This beautifully produced book is a major addition to our understanding of early modern navies, and naval development. In combination with the work of Jan Glete, David Goodman and Alan James, Bellamy has brought the study of the era to a new level, and integrated the results into wider academic debates about the development of the modern state. Andrew Lambert, International Journal of Naval History, Vol. 6, No. 2, August 2007 ...This is an excellent book that fills many historical gaps. It is intelligently conceived and technically very strong. It is essential reading for specialists in early modern navies, but it is valuable to anyone with an historical interest of any sort in this period. Crucially, it is well-written and accessible with plenty of contextual material and historical background to aid the uninitiated reader, as well as being handsomely illustrated and impressively detailed... Alan James, Journal for Maritime Research, January 2008 ...Martin Bellamy's is precisely a political and administrative history, concerned with the place of the navy in Danish political and constitutional development, and with the effects of Danish seapower on northern Europe in the age of the Thirty Years War. He is particularly strong on naval administration, and on the development of the navy's base at Copenhagen, which Christian IV made into the most complete and well-equipped naval yard in the world... In most respects this important book is a success. It is well produced and excellently illustrated... N.A.M. Rodger, EHR, cxxiii. 501, April 2008 "Christian IV and his Navy is a boon to naval history. Thanks to Martin Bellamy's assiduous efforts, we know much more about Denmark's early-modern navy and its influence on Danish politics at the time. This is indeed a positive achievement. Naval historians can use Bellamy's research to greatly enhance our understanding of early-modern European naval development". Virginia W. Lunsford, International Journal of Maritime History, XXI/1 (June 2009), 450-452. Other reviews: Scottish Historical Review: http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/E0036924109000985 Historische Zeitschrift: http://www.atypon-link.com/OLD/doi/abs/10.1524/hzhz.2008.0050?cookieSet=1&journalCode=hzhz
    Table of contents
    Preface Stylistic Conventions List of Plates List of Table and Figures Introduction Chapter One: The Role of the Navy Chapter Two: The Navy in Domestic Politics: Chapter Three : The Financial Administration of the Navy: Chapter Four: The Design and Procurement of the Navy's Ships: Chapter Five: The Strength of the Navy: Chapter Six: The Development of the Naval Dockyards: Chapter Seven: The Administration of the Bremerholm Naval Dockyard: Chapter Eight: The Organisation of the Seagoing Navy: : Conclusion : How Good was Christian IV's Navy? Appendix 1: List of Ships: Large Warships Medium Warships Small Warships Galleys & Jagts Transport Ships Armed Merchantmen serving in Torstensson War Appendix 2: Comparative strength of the Danish and Swedish Navies: Bibliography: Index