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2. Expeditionary Naval Force in History

James Kraska

in Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199773381
eISBN:
9780199895298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773381.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was created from the near-shore or littoral waters, so assessing the effect of the EEZ on contemporary expeditionary operations begins with a historical ... More


4. Littoral Seas—Epicenter of World Politics

James Kraska

in Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199773381
eISBN:
9780199895298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773381.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The littoral regions are the past, and will be the future, of naval operations. If anything, naval forces are, either by strategy or necessity, compelled to operate even closer to shore than in the ... 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


Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics

James Kraska

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199773381
eISBN:
9780199895298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773381.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book analyzes the evolving rules governing freedom of the seas and their impact on expeditionary operations in the littoral, near-shore coastal zone. Coastal state practice and international law ... More


The Aegean islands as an imperial network: the fifth century and the Athenian empire

Christy Constantakopoulou

in The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215959
eISBN:
9780191706868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the history of Athenian relations with Delos, from Peisitratus' attempt at control to the 5th-century Athenian empire. Delos was chosen as the headquarters of the newly-founded ... More


Sea-Power and Empire, 1688–1793

N. A. M. Rodger

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter offers a discussion on sea power of British Empire from the late 16th century to the late 17th century. The threat of invasion had to be taken seriously during wartime, and the navy was ... More


Churchill and the Navy

Richard Ollard

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Both Winston Churchill and the British navy are historical phenomena that reach back beyond the hideosities of Adolf Hitler and, mercifully, have outlived him. Perhaps no institution in Britain, ... More


The Habsburg Netherlands, 1549–1567

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the forty years between 1520 and 1559, the Habsburg and Valois dynasties were at war for twenty years. This struggle for hegemony in Europe entailed not just recurring warfare along the ... More


Of Sciences, Sea Power, and Strategy

Dirk Bönker

in Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the professional politics of the U.S. and German naval elites that underwrote the making of navalism as a distinct set of ideas, agendas, and practices concerning global ... More


Introduction

WM. ROGER LOUIS

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The 20th-century British Empire cannot be understood without taking into account its Victorian origins. Thus, the volume begins with a chapter on the Empire before 1914, but the thematic design ... More


The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Jeremy Black

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into ... More


’Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Jason W. Smith

in To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640440
eISBN:
9781469640464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640440.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the full emergence of hydrographic surveying, charts, and knowledge of the marine environment as a strategic imperative that underpinned American empire broadly and naval ... More


World Power in a Global Age

Dirk Bönker

in Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines German and U.S. navalist strategies of world power in relation to global empire, national industry, and maritime force from the beginning of the twentieth century up to the ... More


Maritime Force, Threat, and War

Dirk Bönker

in Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines German and U.S. pursuit of superiority at sea aimed at the creation of a first-rate navy while establishing a close nexus between assessments of comparative military power and ... More


To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire

Jason W. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640440
eISBN:
9781469640464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640440.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

As the United States grew into an empire in the late nineteenth century, notions like “sea power” derived not only from fleets, bases, and decisive battles but also from a scientific effort to ... More


Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Dirk Bönker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States and Germany emerged as the two most rapidly developing industrial nation-states of the Atlantic world. The elites and intelligentsias of both ... More


Roots of union: ambition and achievement and the aftermath of the revolution

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the background to the Union of 1707. The early focus is on the Scottish economic, its strengths, weaknesses and the challenges at a time when elsewhere in Europe rulers were ... More


Between Leadership and Intraservice Conflict

Dirk Bönker

in Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter shows that the U.S. and German pursuit of their navalist project was riddled, in varying ways, by conflict over turf and policy priorities. In his memoirs, written in 1918, Alfred von ... More


The Maritime Origins of Modern Grand Strategic Thought

Lukas Milevski

in The Evolution of Modern Grand Strategic Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779773
eISBN:
9780191825125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779773.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Under the influence of maritime strategic theory, which began serious development toward the end of the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth, the concept of grand strategy begins ... More


Sea Power versus Land Power: Cross-Domain Deterrence in the Peloponnesian War

Joshua Rovner

in Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190908645
eISBN:
9780190909604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908645.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The concept of cross-domain deterrence can shed new light on one of the most famous wars in the history of international relations. In ancient Greece, Athens enjoyed unquestioned maritime ... More


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