Command of the Sea - The History and Strategy of Maritime Empires


Clark G. Reynolds
 Publisher Krieger Pub Co
 Date 1984
 Pages 689
 Format pdf
 Size 9.5 Mb

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The book by Clark Reynolds, is seeking to discover the constants and strategic alternatives that commonly govern the empires and their navies throughout a whole human history by means of raising the hypotheses for their testing by the historical examinations and future actions. The author has therefore conducted the examination of the natural factors, for example topography and geography, together with the different important economic and political aspects of building the empires, touching the intellectual and even cultural manifestations, technologies and the matters of tactical evolution. Combined together, all above mentioned elements are defining the concept of the sea power in the XIII century A.D. and in the XX century B.C. The present publication consists of seven major parts covering the command of the sea and different alternatives, oceanic age and early Thalassocracies, total wars era, and other aspects. In addition to the text, this document includes a set of maps of the Mediterranean region, American Sea Lanes, the Ancient World in general, Asian periphery etc. The bibliography section lists the general sources of information used when preparing this book. A definitely recommended book to have a serious look.

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