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From the Publisher“The present book offers a very refreshing methodological approach to the subject of amphibious warfare, and has a good index and representative illustrations. Overall this is a very interesting book for researchers in early modern sea warfare (with a small introduction about the Middle Ages).”
Jose Manuel Rodriguez Garcia, in Medieval Warfare Book Reviews
An “important collection”; the introduction is “a model of clarity on the historiography, definition and form of amphibious warfare”; essays “convincingly demonstrate the myopic focus of current historiography upon the modern age”, and “insightfully advance a multidisciplinary agenda”. The “volume is certainly a necessary and welcome addition to the history of European warfare in general and amphibious combat in particular. Students and scholars will not only derive benefit from the individual essays but also from the editors conceptualization of, and conclusions about, amphibious warfare, which includes a weighty future research agenda.”
Journal of Military History
"... aims to demonstrate the centrality of amphibious operations to the conduct of warfare in the medieval and early modern periods. It succeeds admirably […] a detailed introduction by the editors, which establishes the scope of the volume […] Indeed, the contextualisation of amphibious and riverine warfare in the introduction serves generally as a valuable comparative framework for all such operations over time. The editors also provide an equally thoughtful conclusion. […] the 30 black and white illustrations make it an attractive production […] that the illustrations are culled from archives and libraries in Britain, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden testifies in itself to the range of the volume and its contributors.
[…] This is an important contribution to the historiography of the mediaeval and early modern military worlds with wider implications for military and naval historiography generally."
Ian F.W. Beckett, Mars & Clio No. 18, Spring 2007