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Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World

The Age of Reform and Revolution, 1700-1850

by Agustín Guimerá, Richard Harding

Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World

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The naval leader has taken centre stage in traditional naval histories. However, while the historical narrative has been fairly consistent the development of various navies has been accompanied by assumptions, challenges and competing visions of the social characteristics of naval leaders and of their function. Whilst leadership has been a constant theme in historical studies, it has not been scrutinised as a phenomenon in its own right. This book examines the critical period in Europe between 1700-1850, when political, economic and cultural shifts were bringing about a new understanding of the individual and of society. Bringing together context with a focus on naval leadership as a phenomenon is at the heart of this book, a unique collaborative venture between British, French and Spanish scholars. As globalisation develops in the twenty-first century the significance of navies looks set to increase. This volume of essays aims to place naval leadership in its historical context.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction: Naval Leadership in the Age of Reform and Revolution, 1700-1850
Chapter 2
The Royal Navy, History and the Study of Leadership
Chapter 3
Leadership Networks and the Effectiveness of the British Royal Navy in the Mid-Eighteenth Century
Chapter 4
The Reputation of Louis XV's Vice-Admirals of France
Chapter 5
Types of Naval Leadership in the Eighteenth Century
Chapter 6
Naval Leadership in a 'Fleet in Being': The Spanish Navy and 'Armed Neutrality' in the Mid-Eighteenth Century
Chapter 7
Admiral Louis Guillouet, Comte d'Orvilliers (1710-92): A Style of Command in the Age of the American War
Chapter 8
Le Bailli Pierre-André de Suffren: A Precursor of Nelson
Chapter 9
Naval Leadership and the French Revolution
Chapter 10
Leadership in the French Navy during the Revolution and Empire. The Optimist and the Pessimist: Louis-René de Latouche- Tréville (1745-1804) and Pierre Charles de Villeneuve (1763-1806)
Chapter 11
Admiral Antonio Barceló, 1716-97: A Self-Made Naval Leader
Chapter 12
Naval Leadership and the 'Art of War': John Jervis and José de Mazarredo Compared (1797-9)
Chapter 13
Luis María de Salazar, Ángel Laborde and the Defence of Cuba, 1825-9: A Study in Combined Leadership
Chapter 14
Napier, Palmerston and Palmella in 1833: The Unofficial Arm of British Diplomacy
Chapter 15

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Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World
University of Westminster Press
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23.1 MB

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