The Seven Years' War: Global Views

Global Views
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 9. November 2012
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 586 Seiten
978-90-04-23408-6 (ISBN)
In The Seven Years' War: Global Views, Mark H. Danley, Patrick J. Speelman, and sixteen other contributors reach beyond traditional approaches to the conflict. Chapters cover previously-understudied aspects of the war in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • All interested in global dimensions of eighteenth-century warfare and aspects of the Seven Years' War beyond the usual emphasis on Frederick the Great's campaigns and the war in North America.
  • laminiert
approx. 640 pp.
  • Höhe: 241 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
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  • Dicke: 39 mm
  • 1120 gr
978-90-04-23408-6 (9789004234086)
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Mark H. Danley, Ph.D. (History, 2001), Kansas State University, is Associate Professor in University Libraries, University of Memphis. He has presented papers frequently at scholarly military history conferences and also has published on the cataloging of military-related primary source materials. Patrick J Speelman, Ph.D. (History, 2000) Temple University, is an Assistant Professor of History at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. His publications include Henry Lloyd and the Military Inheritance of the Enlightenment (Greenwood, 2002), an edited volume entitled War, Society & Enlightenment: The Works of General Lloyd (Brill 2005).
List of Maps and Illustrations ...vii Acknowledgments ...ix List of Contributors ...xvii Introduction: The "Problem" of the Seven Years' War ...xxiii Mark H. Danley 1. Frederick the Great and the First 'World' War ...1 Juergen Luh 2. "To Encourage the Others": The Philosophes and the War...23 Armstrong Starkey 3. Understanding Native American Alliances ...47 Matthew C. Ward 4. The War in the Carnatic ...73 G.J. Bryant 5. Religious or Imperial War? Views of the Seven Years' War from Germany and Rome ...107 Johannes Burkhardt 6. Sweden and the Pomeranian War ...135 Gunnar Aselius 7. The Ottoman Absence from the Battlefields of the Seven Years' War ...165 Virginia H. Aksan 8. Pride, Prejudice and Prestige: French Officers in North America during the Seven Years' War ...191 Julia Osman 9. Battre l'estrade: Military Reconnaissance in the German Theatre of War ...213 Ewa Anklam 10. "Feroces et barbares?" Cossacks, Kalmyks and Russian Irregular Warfare during the Seven Years' War ...243 Marian Fussel 11. The Seven Years' War in West Africa: The End of Company Rule and the Emergence of the Habitants ...263 James Searing 12. The War in the West Indies ...293 Richard Harding 13. The Anglo-Cherokee War, 1759-1761 ...325 John Oliphant 14. The British Political Press and Military Thought during the Seven Years' War ...359 Mark H. Danley 15. The War in Bengal ...399 G.J. Bryant 16. Strategic Illusions and the Iberian War of 1762 ...429 Patrick J. Speelman 17. The British Expedition to Manila ...461 Nicholas Tracy 18. The End of the Seven Years' War in Germany ...487 Matt Schumann Conclusion: Father of the Modern Age ...519 Patrick J. Speelman Select Bibliography ...537 Index ...549
"This collection of 18 essays, an introduction, and a conclusion by an international set of historians aims to broaden interpretations of the Seven Years' War as a global phenomenon. Transcending the traditional focuses on the Anglo-French struggle over North America and Prussia's conflicts in central Europe, topics include campaigns in the West Indies, Ottoman neutrality and modernization, Native American diplomatic practices, Swedish war aims, economic competition in Senegal, and strategic dilemmas of native rulers in India, to list a few. According to the editors, the "chapters in this book bring together narrative and analytic approaches; join operational military history with broader social, cultural, and political history; and expose aspects of the conflict that military historians have often overlooked or downplayed." What emerges is a kaleidoscope of interlocking conflicts involving a vast range of participants from Cossacks to West African merchants pursuing their own opportunities and interests with varying degrees of success. These myriad struggles and ambitions significantly shaped the course of the wars among the major European powers. Specialists in military history and 18th-century studies should ponder this complexity historically and historiographically. As a guide, the introduction is superb. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." -- R. P. Gildrie, emeritus, Austin Peay State University in the May 2013 issue of CHOICE

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