The Maritime World of Early Modern Britain (Hardcover)
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1. A new and distinctive take on Britain's maritime history 2. Interdisciplinary approach bringing together a range of scholarly perspectives 3. Places maritime history at the heart of British history 4. Helps to unpick the layers of myth and jingoism that until recently have subsumed the topic of Britain's later naval and commercial dominance 5. Challenges the notion of British exceptionalism, instead examining Britain's sea power in the context of relationships with other European nations and other peoples from around the globe.
Richard J. Blakemore is Lecturer in the History of the Atlantic World at the University of Reading. With Elaine Murphy, he is the author of The British Civil Wars at Sea, 1638-1653 (Boydell & Brewer, 2018), and he is currently finishing a monograph entitled Empires below Deck: Two Seafarers and their Worlds in the Seventeenth Century. James Davey is Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History at the University of Exeter. His recent publications include: Tudor and Stuart Seafarers: The Emergence of a Maritime Nation (Bloomsbury, 2018) and A New Naval History (Manchester University Press, 2019) edited with Quintin Colville. His current research project explores the Royal Navy and the 'Age of Revolution'.