Christian IV and his Navy : A Political and Administrative History of the Danish Navy 1596-1648
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 165.1 x 243.84 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
- 27 Oct 2006
- Leiden, Netherlands
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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.
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About Martin Bellamy
Table of contents
List of Plates
List of Table and Figures
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:
Galleys & Jagts
Armed Merchantmen serving in Torstensson War
Appendix 2: Comparative strength of the Danish and Swedish Navies: