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The terror of the seas? : Scottish maritime warfare 1513-1713

Author: Steve Murdoch
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2010.
Series: History of warfare, v. 58.
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This important new book provides the first detailed and clear analysis of the Scots involvement in naval warfare during the early modern period. The lazy use by both contemporaries and some modern authors of the word piracy as a catch-all for all sorts of maritime activity obscures a complex picture of Scottish maritime warfare. Through the use of letters of marque and reprisal (rightly distinguished in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murdoch, Steve.
Terror of the seas?
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2010
(DLC) 2010016960
(OCoLC)606768450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Murdoch
ISBN: 9789004186347 9004186344
OCLC Number: 707925990
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 444 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Scottish maritime warfare, 1513-1560 --
Letters of reprisal --
'Peacetime' and piracy, 1560-1618 --
The 'marque fleets' of Scotland, 1618-1638 --
Scottish maritime warfare in the British civil wars, 1638-1660 --
The 'Scottish-Dutch' wars, 1665-1667 and 1672-1674 --
The Franco-Scottish wars, 1689-1687 and 1702-1713.
Series Title: History of warfare, v. 58.
Responsibility: by Steve Murdoch.

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This book places early modern Scottish maritime warfare in its European context. Its formidably broad range of sources sheds light on many previously little known, or unknown, aspects of naval  Read more...

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