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The Cost of War: Manpower and Resources

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Rulers who wanted to keep themselves in power needed access to force and this meant recruiting and maintaining sufficient quantities of men with the requisite skills and equipment. The primary ... More


Military Capital: Oars, Sails, Walls, and Guns

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Military equipment of any kind represents a certain commitment of capital, but fortifications and warships stand out from other categories because they were potentially much more expensive and ... More


The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

William Murray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Thanks to Olympias, a full-scale working model of an Athenian trieres (trireme or “three”) built by the Hellenic Navy during the 1980s, we better understand the physical properties of the trireme ... More


The Floating Commonwealth

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the social characteristics of the so-called ‘floating commonwealth’. It describes the social relationships within the interregnum navy, suggesting that a genuine sense of ... More


The 1596 Armada

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

It is not surprising that the Earl of Essex failed to finish his discourse. The autumn of 1596 was an even more than usually busy time for him and his fellow Councillors. Amid all the inquisitions ... More


The Islands Voyage and the 1597 Armada

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Whether or not the Earl of Essex sincerely intended attempting to burn the Spanish Armada in Ferrol, circumstances soon made such an enterprise impracticable. After the expedition finally left ... More


The Union Attack at Drewry's Bluff: An Opportunity Lost

Robert E. Sheridan

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232864
eISBN:
9780823240777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One week after Union forces secured a beachhead at Eltham's Landing on the York River, Union gunboats assailed Drewry's Bluff on the James River in the first major confrontation between iron-armored ... More


Passage and Military Activities

Natalie Klein

in Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199566532
eISBN:
9780191725197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566532.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The first half of this chapter addresses the passage of warships with a focus on the exercise of that right in areas over which a coastal state has sovereignty: the territorial sea, straits, and ... More


Medical Encounters and Divergences

RUTH ROGASKI

in Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240018
eISBN:
9780520930605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240018.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates just what exactly constituted the “Western medicine” that first arrived in Tianjin aboard British warships in the 1860s, and compares it with mid-century Chinese approaches ... More


Naval Organization of the Order of Saint John

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031798
eISBN:
9780813038148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter discusses the naval organization of the Order of Saint John. It identifies the general concept that guides both the military and naval organization of the Order, and is called the ... More


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