Author: Clark G. Reynolds
Command of the Sea: The History and Strategy of Maritime Empires
Krieger Pub Co
Size: 10,2 МБ
This book consequently seeks to discover the strategic alternatives and constants governing navies and empires throughout the continuum of history by raising hypotheses to be tested by historical examination and by future action. It therefore examines the natural factors such as geography and topography, the political and economic aspects of empire building, the cultural and intellectual manifestations, technology and the tactical evolution of naval forces. Together, these elements define the concept of sea power-in the twentieth century A.D. as well as in the twentieth century B.C. Sea power, when applied to command of the major waterways of the world, indeed emerges as "a great thing"-in the past, today and for the foreseeable future.