The Merchant Marine in International Affairs, 1850-1950


Merchant navies represent economic and industrial strength. This study revises the definition of maritime power through a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the roles played by the merchant marine of a nation.

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Merchant navies represent economic and industrial strength. This study revises the definition of maritime power through a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the roles played by the merchant marine of a nation.

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British, Canadian, and US historians further the movement of military history away from battles by examining how nations used the non- fighting part of their maritime power during the period. Seven essays look at such topics as the British strategic sealift in the First World War, the competition and preparation of American and British merchant shipping 1933-39, and NATO shipping pools and the demise of the Canadian merchant marine. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

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Series Editor's Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 Navies and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern Period 3
2 Seapower in the Mediterranean from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century 30
3 Superhighway to the World Wide Web: The Mediterranean in British Imperial Strategy, 1900-45 51
4 French and Italian Naval Policy in the Mediterranean, 1898-1945 78
5 Italy and the Mediterranean in the Power-Political Calculations of German Naval Leaders, 1919-45 108
6 US Post-war Naval Strategy in the Mediterranean Region 147
7 Soviet and Russian Strategy in the Mediterranean since 1945 164
8 Global Independence versus Regional Interdependence: France and Italy in the Mediterranean since 1945 196
9 The Mediterranean Region during the Cold War and after 226
10 Mediterranean Security: Redefining Naval Force Structures after the Cold War 242
11 Bridging History and Future Security Policy 261
12 The Circum-Mediterranean: From Clashing Civilizations to Transnational Arbitration 301
13 Mediterranean States and Migration 313
14 America, France and the Algerian War: The Forgotten Conflict over a 'Clash of Civilizations' 329
15 The Law of the Sea and Jurisdictional Issues in the Mediterranean 344
16 Ecology and Strategy in the Mediterranean: Points of Intersection 374
17 The Potential for Maritime Confidence-building and Peace-support Co-operation 393
18 Contemporary Aspects of Policy and Strategy in the Mediterranean 414
19 The Contexts of Mediterranean Sea Power 419
Notes on Contributors 425
Index 429
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