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War at sea in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

"Richard Unger identifies two periods in the development of navies between 1000 and 1650 in Europe, the first running from the late tenth to the thirteenth century, when naval activity was carried on by militias and local figures, including ship-owners and merchants, and the second running from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century, a period which saw the growth of entrepreneurial navies, the development of states, and increasing government interest in force at sea." "Wide-ranging in place and time, yet tightly focused on particular concerns, these new and original specialist articles show how observations on the early history of warfare based on the relatively stable conditions of the late seventeenth century ignore the realities of war at sea in the middle ages and renaissance. In these studies, naval historians firmly grounded in the best current understanding of the period take account of developments in ships, guns and the language of public policy on war at sea, and in so doing give a stimulating introduction to five hundred years of maritime violence in Europe."--Jacket
eBook, English, 2003
Rocherster, NY : Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, 2003
1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.).
9781846151712, 1846151716
Theories of naval power: A.T. Mahan and the naval history of medieval and renaissance Europe / John B. Hattendorf
Naval force in the Viking age and high medieval Denmark / Niels Lund
Scandinavian warships and naval power in the 13th and 14th centuries / Jan Bill
Naval power and maritime technology during the hundred years' war / Timothy J. Runyan
Oars, sails, and guns: the English and war at sea, c. 1200-1500 / Ian Friel
Byzantium and the sea: Byzantine fleets and the history of the empire in the age of the Macedonian emperors, c. 900-1025 CE / John H. Pryor
Iberian naval power, 1000-1650 / Lawrence V. Mott
Venice, Genoa, and control of the seas in the 13th and 14th centuries / Michel Balard
An exemplary maritime republic: Venice at the end of the middle ages / Bernard Doumerc
The navies of the Medici: the Florentine navy and the navy of the sacred military order of Saint Stephen, 1547-1648 / Marco Gemignani
The state of Portuguese naval power in the 16th century / Francisco Contendo Domingues
Naval power in the Netherlands before the Dutch revolt / Louis Sicking
Naval power and control of the seas in the Baltic in the 16th century / Jan Glete
The new Atlantic: naval warfare in the 16th century / N.A.M. Rodger
Toward a history of medieval sea power / Richard W. Unger