Description - Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650 by Mr. Jan Glete
Commencing in the late 15th century with the introduction of gunpowder in naval warfare and the rapid transformation of maritime trade, this book focuses on the scope and limitations of war before the advent of the big battle fleets from the middle of the 17th century. The book also compares the social history of seamen and the early officer corps in several European countries and includes discussion on Spain, Portugal, France, Venice, the Ottoman Empire and the Baltic states.
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(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
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Author Biography - Mr. Jan Glete
Jan Glete is Lecturer in History at Stockholm University in Sweden, and his books include Navies and Nations: Warships, navies and state building in Europe and America, 1500-1860.