The Political Influence of Naval Force in History

  • Authors
  • James Cable

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. James Cable
    Pages 1-14
  3. James Cable
    Pages 15-18
  4. James Cable
    Pages 19-27
  5. James Cable
    Pages 28-39
  6. James Cable
    Pages 71-79
  7. James Cable
    Pages 99-112
  8. James Cable
    Pages 113-126
  9. James Cable
    Pages 127-140
  10. James Cable
    Pages 141-152
  11. James Cable
    Pages 153-161
  12. James Cable
    Pages 162-174
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 175-213

About this book


For five centuries, since Vasco de Gama's ships began making the Indian Ocean a Portuguese lake, many governments used naval force to serve their political purposes. The sceptre of the seas passed from one nation to another, but political success did not always reward the strongest navy. This selective, international history of naval force as a political instrument, whether in peace or war, ranges from Calicut, navally cannonaded in 1501, to Baghdad, assailed by sea launched missiles in 1991.


cold war government history

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-67170-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-99503-7
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