Maritime Supremacy & the Opening of the Western Mind : Naval Campaigns That Shaped the Modern World
In the great wars of modern history, maritime powers have always prevailed over land-based empires. This extraordinary book charts the growth of these powers in various western countries while revealing the way in which supremacy at sea freed thought and society itself. As noted historian Peter Padfield demonstrates, those nations attaining mastery at sea have been distinguished by liberty, flexibility, and enterprise, a historical lesson of burning relevance today.
- Paperback | 340 pages
- 152.4 x 223.5 x 27.9mm | 362.88g
- 01 Apr 2002
- Overlook Press
- United States