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Atlantic Wars: From the Fifteenth Century to the Age of Revolution

Geoffrey Plank

Abstract

Atlantic Wars explores how warfare shaped human experience around the Atlantic from the late Middle Ages until the nineteenth century. Military concerns and initiatives drove the development of technologies like ships, port facilities, fortresses, and roads that made crossing the ocean possible and reshaped the landscape on widely separated coasts. Forced migrations made land available for colonization, and the transportation of war captives provided labor in the colonies. Some wars spread to engulf widely scattered places, and even small-scale, localized conflicts had effects beyond the comba ... More

Keywords: military history, naval history, military culture, Atlantic history, transatlantic slave trade, slavery, European colonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190860455
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190860455.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Plank, author
Professor of Early Modern History, University of East Anglia

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