International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great

Titre : International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great
Auteur : William Young
Éditeur : iUniverse
ISBN-13 : 9780595329922
Libération : 2004-09-01

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The Peace of Westphalia (1648), ending the Thirty Years' War, resulted in the rise of the modern European states system. However, dynasticism, power politics, commerce, and religion continued to be the main issues driving International politics and warfare. Dr. William Young examines war and diplomacy during the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great. His study focuses on the later part of the Franco-Spanish War, the Wars of Louis XIV, and the Anglo-Dutch Wars in the West. In addition, the author explores the wars of the Baltic Region and East Europe, including the Thirteen Years' War, Second Northern War, War of the Holy League, and the Great Northern War. The study includes a guide to the historical literature concerning war and diplomacy during this period. It includes bibliographical essays and a valuable annotated bibliography of over six hundred books, monographs, dissertations, theses, journal articles, and essays published in the English language. International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the history of diplomacy, warfare, and Early Modern Europe.

Charles Whitworth

Titre : Charles Whitworth
Auteur : Janet M. Hartley
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781351952606
Libération : 2017-07-05

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In 1700 the armies of the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and Charles XII of Sweden met at Narva to fight the first battle of what was to be known as the Great Northern War. Although this first engagement was to result in a humiliating defeat for Peter, it marked the start of a struggle that twenty years later would see Russia emerge as a major power and radically alter the balance of power in Europe. This work examines the changes in the balance of power in Europe in the early eighteenth century as a result of the Great Northern War and the War of the Spanish Succession through the writings and career of Charles Whitworth, the first British Ambassador to Russia, and Minister in The Hague, Berlin, Ratisbon and Cambrai. Whitworth was an acute, witty and indefatigable writer. His long and detailed dispatches and reports comment on Russian, Prussian, Austrian and Dutch domestic and foreign policy, on trading and commercial matters, on leading personalities and events, and on the diplomacy of the Great Northern War and the War of Spanish Succession. He was in Russia from 1705 to 1712 and witnessed the growing military, naval and commercial power of the state and was acutely aware of the potential threat of Russia to British interests. The period of Whitworth's diplomatic career, from 1702-1725, witnessed a dramatic shift in the balance of power in the North, and the nature, and timing, of Whitworth's postings made him uniquely qualified to chart and analyse this development. Drawing on a wide variety of manuscript sources, Dr Hartley has produced a compelling account both of Whitworth and the momentous events taking place in Europe at the beginning of the eighteenth century.

The Business of War

Titre : The Business of War
Auteur : David Parrott
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780521514835
Libération : 2012-03-08

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This book offers a substantial reconsideration of early modern warfare and its relationship to the power of the state.

German Diplomatic Relations 1871 1945

Titre : German Diplomatic Relations 1871 1945
Auteur : William Young
Éditeur : iUniverse
ISBN-13 : 9780595407064
Libération : 2006

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Examines the continuity of German Foreign Office influence in the forumlation of foreign policy under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck (1862-1890), Kaiser William II (1888-1918), the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), and Adolf Hitler (1933-1945)

A Handbook of civilization earliest times to the present

Titre : A Handbook of civilization earliest times to the present
Auteur : George D. Merrill
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0133771504
Libération : 1974

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George D. Merrill A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de A Handbook of civilization earliest times to the present Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Ottoman Crimean War

Titre : The Ottoman Crimean War
Auteur : Candan Badem
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004182059
Libération : 2010

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This book analyzes the Crimean War from the Ottoman perspective based mainly on Ottoman and Russian primary sources, and includes an assessment of the War s impact on the Ottoman state and Ottoman society.

The Seven Years War in Europe

Titre : The Seven Years War in Europe
Auteur : Franz A.J. Szabo
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317886976
Libération : 2013-11-05

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In this pioneering new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources and new research in the Austrian State Archives, Franz Szabo presents a fascinating reassessment of the continental war. Professor Szabo challenges the well-established myth that the Seven Years War was won through the military skill and tenacity of the King of Prussia, often styled Frederick “the Great”. Instead he argues that Prussia did not win, but merely survived the Seven Years War and did so despite and not because of the actions and decisions of its king. With balanced attention to all the major participants and to all conflict zones on the European continent, the book describes the strategies and tactics of the military leaders on all sides, analyzes the major battles of the war and illuminates the diplomatic, political and financial aspects of the conflict.

The Road to Rocroi

Titre : The Road to Rocroi
Auteur : Fernando González de León
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004170827
Libération : 2009

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Combining approaches and insights from cultural, social and military history this study traces the evolution and decline of the Spanish officer corps and general staff during the Eighty Years War in connection with contemporary trends such as modernization and aristocratization.

The Global Seven Years War 1754 1763

Titre : The Global Seven Years War 1754 1763
Auteur : Daniel Baugh
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317895466
Libération : 2014-07-22

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The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain. Winston Churchill called it “the first World War”. Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war ranged from Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh to Minorca in the Mediterranean, from Bengal to Quèbec. By its end British power in North America and India had been consolidated and the foundations of Empire laid, yet at the time both sides saw it primarily as a struggle for security, power and influence within Europe. In this eagerly awaited study, Daniel Baugh, the world’s leading authority on eighteenth century maritime history looks at the war as it unfolded from the failure of Anglo-French negotiations over the Ohio territories in 1784 through the official declaration of war in 1756 to the treaty of Paris which formally ended hostilities between England and France in 1763. At each stage he examines the processes of decision-making on each side for what they can show us about the capabilities and efficiency of the two national governments and looks at what was involved not just in the military engagements themselves but in the complexities of sustaining campaigns so far from home. With its panoramic scope and use of telling detail this definitive account will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in military history or the history of eighteenth century Europe.

The Second Anglo Dutch War 1665 1667

Titre : The Second Anglo Dutch War 1665 1667
Auteur : Gijs Rommelse
Éditeur : Uitgeverij Verloren
ISBN-13 : 9065509070
Libération : 2006-01-01

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Gijs Rommelse A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Second Anglo Dutch War 1665 1667 Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.