Letters and Papers of Professor Sir John Knox Laughton 1830-1915

Letters and Papers of Professor Sir John Knox Laughton 1830-1915

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John Knox Laughton created modern naval history to harmonise the adacemic standards of the new English historical profession with the strategic and doctrinal needs of the contemporary Royal Navy. His correspondents included major figures in both the historical and the naval professions: Alfred T. Mahan, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Julian Corbett, Cyprian Bridge and many others. This volume will be of particular interest to those interested in the development of naval history and naval theory.

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 149.9 x 221 x 33mm | 589.68g
  • Ashgate Publishing Group
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • AldershotUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • glossary
  • 0754608220
  • 9780754608226

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'... a substantial and illuminating contribution to British naval historiography.' English Historical Review 'Andrew Lambert brings to this volume his own unequalled knowledge of Laughton, and his introductions to the volume and its chronological sections provide a valuable account of Laughton's professional life... its scholarship and its contribution to naval history and historiography will make it a valuable permanent addition to many libraries.' Journal of Maritime Research 'The Navy Records Society continues its superb [...] publishing programme with this collection of papers belonging to the single most influential man in the creation of the society.' The Northern Mariner

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About Sir John Knox Laughton

Andrew D. Lambert

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