The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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This is an encyclopedia of maritime history that covers the entire history of seafaring - from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to Viking sea-raiders, from Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Placing maritime affairs in their larger historical context, the Encyclopedia shows how seafaring has both reflected and influenced the major economic, cultural, military, and political developments in world history. The Encyclopedia offers a uniquely integrated approach. It emphasizes the connections between maritime history and many related fields, including naval history, shipbuilding, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, exploration and maritime geography, oceanography and hydrology, and international maritime law. As a result, a wealth of information is available in a single reference work that can otherwise be found only with the help of an extensive library.show more

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  • Multiple copy pack | 2912 pages
  • 243.8 x 299.7 x 182.9mm | 8,210.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous halftones and line illustrations
  • 0195130758
  • 9780195130751
  • 1,444,100

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This book has been carefully undertaken, well edited and is easy to navigate * Lloyd's List * Magisterial...this is an indispensable reference work. * Navy News * A simply staggering range of information and material a remarkable work. * Nautilus *show more

About John B. Hattendorf

John B. HATTENDORF, D.Phil.,L.H.D., F.R.Hist. S. Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History, Chairman, Maritime History Department, and Director, Naval War College Museum. He is the author of The Centennial History of the Naval War College, co-author of America and the Sea: A Maritime History, and coeditor of British Naval Documents, 1204-1960, among other works.show more

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