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The Resource The foundations of British maritime ascendancy : resources, logistics and the State, 1755-1815, Roger Morriss

The foundations of British maritime ascendancy : resources, logistics and the State, 1755-1815, Roger Morriss

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The foundations of British maritime ascendancy : resources, logistics and the State, 1755-1815
Title
The foundations of British maritime ascendancy
Title remainder
resources, logistics and the State, 1755-1815
Statement of responsibility
Roger Morriss
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"British power and global expansion between 1755 and 1815 have mainly been attributed to the fiscal-military state and the achievements of the Royal Navy at sea. Roger Morriss here sheds new light on the broader range of developments in the infrastructure of the state needed to extend British power at sea and overseas. He demonstrates how developments in culture, experience and control in central government affected the supply of ships, manpower, food, transport and ordnance as well as the support of the army, permitting the maintenance and projection of armed forces of unprecedented size to distant stations. He reveals how the British state, although dependent on the private sector, built a partnership with it based on trust, ethics and the law. Traditionally regarded as inferior to the fighting services, this book argues that Britain's military bureaucracy was in fact the keystone of the nation's maritime ascendancy"--
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Morriss, Roger
Dewey number
359.00941/09033
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge military histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Sea-power
  • Sea-power
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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The foundations of British maritime ascendancy : resources, logistics and the State, 1755-1815, Roger Morriss
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
The British state in evolution -- Defence and expansion -- Economy and finance -- Naval growth and infrastructure -- Ordnance and technology -- Manpower and motivation -- Foodstuffs and victualling -- Shipping and transportation -- The supply of land forces overseas
Control code
ocn701051475
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 440 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511928192
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)701051475
Label
The foundations of British maritime ascendancy : resources, logistics and the State, 1755-1815, Roger Morriss
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
The British state in evolution -- Defence and expansion -- Economy and finance -- Naval growth and infrastructure -- Ordnance and technology -- Manpower and motivation -- Foodstuffs and victualling -- Shipping and transportation -- The supply of land forces overseas
Control code
ocn701051475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 440 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511928192
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)701051475

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