The Foundations of Naval History: John Knox Laughton, the Royal Navy, and the Historical Profession

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The years since 1982, have seen an intensified study of naval theory and history, as well as rapid advances in shipping and anti-shipping technology. Research into the origins of naval theory has produced this study of Sir John Knox Laughton (1830-1915), who, in a single lifetime, converted naval history from little more than a romantic narrative into a rigorous scientific discipline. Not so much a biography as a study of the evolution of naval thought in the crucial decades leading to the First World War, this book charts ...

Foundations of Naval History: John Knox Laughton, the Royal Navy and the Historical Profession 2006, Greenhill Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781861760869

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