In the wars of modern history, maritime powers have always prevailed over land-based empires, whether Habsburg, Napoleonic, Nazi or Soviet. This work charts the growth of linked strengths - fighting, trading, financial and constitutional - that made them so formidable.
Author: Peter Padfield
Title: Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind: Naval Campaigns That Shaped the Modern World 1588-1782
Series: The Maritime Supremacy Trilogy
First Published by: John Murray
Date: 29 April 1999