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Title Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World : the Age of Reform and Revolution, 1700-1850 / edited by Richard Harding and Agustín Guimerá.

Publication Info. London : University of Westminster Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 197 pages) : illustrations
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed May 1, 2017).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part One. Naval Leadership: A Voyage of Discovery. Introduction: Naval leadership in the age of reform and revolution, 1700-1850 / Richard Harding and Agustín Guimerá -- Part Two. Naval Leadership in the Ancien Régime. Leadership networks and the effectiveness of the British Royal Navy in the mid-eighteenth century / Richard Harding -- The reputation of Louis XV's vice-admirals of France / Simon Surreaux -- Types of naval leadership in the eighteenth century / Michael Duffy --- Naval leadership in a 'fleet of being': the Spanish Navy and 'armed neutrality' in the mid-eighteenth century / Catherine Scheybeler -- Admiral Louis Guillouet, Comte d'Orvilliers (1710-92): a style of command in the age of the American War / Olivier Chaline -- Le Bailli Pierre-André de Suffren: a precursor of Nelson / Rémi Monaque -- Part Three. Naval leadership and the French Revolution, 1789-1850. Introduction: Naval leadership and the French Revolution / Richard Harding and Agustín Guimerá -- Leadership in the French Navy during the revolution and empire. The optimist and the pessimist : Louis-René de Latouche-Tréville (1745-1804) and Pierre Charles de Villeneuve (1763-1806) / Rémi Monaque -- Admiral Antonio Barceló, 1716-97: a self-made naval leader / Augustín Ramón Rodríguez González -- Naval leadership and the 'art of war': John Jervis and José de Mazarredo compared (1797-9) / Agustín Guimerá -- Luis María de Salazar, Ángel Laborde and the defence of Cuba, 1825-29: a study in combined leadership / Carlos Alfaro Zaforteza -- Napier, Palmerston and Palmella in 1833: the unofficial arm of British diplomacy / Andrew Lambert.
Summary The naval leader has taken centre stage in traditional naval histories. However, while the historical narrative has been fairly consistent the development of various navies has been accompanied by assumptions, challenges and competing visions of the social characteristics of naval leaders and of their function. Whilst leadership has been a constant theme in historical studies, it has not been scrutinised as a phenomenon in its own right. This book examines the critical period in Europe between 1700 -1850, when political, economic and cultural shifts were bringing about a new understanding of the individual and of society. Bringing together context with a focus on naval leadership as a phenomenon is at the heart of this book, a unique collaborative venture between British, French and Spanish scholars. As globalisation develops in the twenty-first century the significance of navies looks set to increase. This volume of essays aims to place naval leadership in its historical context.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Naval history -- 18th century.
Naval history -- 19th century.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Warfare and defence.
Naval forces and warfare.
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- Military -- Naval.
Naval history. (OCoLC)fst01035004
Atlantischer Ozean
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Indexed Term Naval leadership
Maritime history
Ancien Régime
French Revolution
Royal Navy
Spanish Navy
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Harding, Richard, 1953- editor.
Guimerá Ravina, Agustín, 1953- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World, The Age of Reform and Revolution, 1700 -1850. London:University of Westminster Press, ©2017
ISBN 9781911534099 (electronic bk.)
1911534092 (electronic bk.)
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CHNEW 000978438
CHVBK 483145548
CHVBK 504728229
GBVCP 877811954
UKMGB 019437738
AU@ 000069687064

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