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Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why did the British government declare war on Germany in August 1914? Was it because Germany posed a threat to British national security? Today many prominent historians would argue that this was not ... More


Lowestoft, Suffolk, 1665

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter provides a description of the death of Cormac McCarthy, Viscount Muskerry, at the naval battle off Lowestock in 1665 and introduces the book's central themes: the radical changes in ... More


The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203926
eISBN:
9780191676048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The years 1658–67 form one of the most vital and eventful periods in English history, witnessing the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the naval wars against the Dutch, and, above all, the ... More


States and Their Navies from the Late Sixteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Centuries

Jaap R. Bruijn

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the European naval power from the late 16th to the end of the 18th centuries. The nature of intra-state conflicts and the growing interest in shipping and trade forced ... 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


Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Natalie Klein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199566532
eISBN:
9780191725197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566532.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book examines the rights and duties of states across a broad spectrum of maritime security threats. It provides comprehensive coverage of the different dimensions of maritime security in order ... More


Franco-British Naval Rivalry and the Crisis of the Monarchy, 1759–1789*

Olivier Chaline

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Did the immense investment in the French Navy in the context of the crisis of the monarchy outstrip the financial resources of the État royal, thus being a major cause or even the principal cause of ... More


The Indian Ocean

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter examines the Japanese strategy in the Indian Ocean. It includes calculations of Allied potential for counter-offensives, assessments of American morale, the prospect ... More


John Chadwick 1920–1998

J. T. Killen and A. Morpurgo Davies

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Chadwick, Perceval Maitland Laurence Reader in Classics at Cambridge University, was famous for being involved in the decipherment of the Linear B script in the 1950s. He served with distinction ... More


Taking Centre Stage: The Influence of the Service Attachés on the British Government

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter assesses the impact of the many reports and memoranda sent by the service attachés in Berlin to their superiors in London. It shows that their dispatches were taken very seriously in the ... More


Prospects of Defeat, Obligations of Honour

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter examines the sinews of modern war. It looks at the impact of American unrestricted submarine warfare on Japan, IJN's concepts of naval power and trade protection, ... More


American Trade with Cabo Verde and Guiné, 1820s–1850s: Exploiting the Transition from Slave to Legitimate Commerce

GEORGE E. BROOKS

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

From the 1820s there was a surge in American commerce with western Africa, slave and legitimate, many of the vessels sailing via Cabo Verde. Collaboration between legitimate traders and slave traders ... More


Phoney War, Phoney Spies: September 1939–April 1940

Eunan O'Halpin

in Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality during the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199253296
eISBN:
9780191719202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253296.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of British policy and Irish neutrality during the phoney war. It then discusses the Navy's Irish concerns, MI5's Irish problems, naval intelligence and Ireland, ... More


Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Mary Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Britain’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034881
eISBN:
9780813038841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter introduces the history of U.S. naval aviation in Europe during World War I. Intense naval patrolling formed the heart of a military innovation destined to remake the face of warfare. The ... More


Gunboat Diplomacy and War, 1652–1660

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/9780198201151.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the navy's role in implementing foreign policy under the Commonwealth. It also surveys the role of the navy in England's sudden emergence as a Great Power. The naval wars marked ... More


Britain and the Napoleonic Wars

Charles Esdaile

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In Chapter 8, Charles Esdaile examines ‘Britain and the Napoleonic Wars’. He shows that control of the seas enabled Britain to sustain the conflict, in the sense that maritime commerce provided her ... More


The Royal Navy and the British Empire

Barry M. Gough

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The corpus of writing on the subject of the interrelationship between naval and Imperial history previously has been confined to two branches. However, Arthur J. Marder and Gerald S. Graham ... More


Colonial America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Ten documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the treatment of conscientious objectors in colonial America from 1658 (when the first cases of penalization of Quakers were ... More


Policing the Seas: Anglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865

Mark C. Hunter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893465
eISBN:
9781786944580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893465.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal explores the British and American attempts to suppress both piracy and slavery in the equatorial Atlantic in the period 1816 to 1865. It aims to demonstrate the pivotal role of naval ... More


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