The Resource The French Navy and the Seven Years' War, Jonathan R. Dull

The French Navy and the Seven Years' War, Jonathan R. Dull

Label
The French Navy and the Seven Years' War
Title
The French Navy and the Seven Years' War
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan R. Dull
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Seven Years' War was the world's first global conflict, spanning five continents and the critical sea lanes that connected them. This book is the fullest account ever written of the French navy's role in the hostilities. It is also the most complete survey of both phases of the war: the French and Indian War in North America (1754-60) and the Seven Years' War in Europe (1756-63), which are almost always treated independently. By considering both phases of the war from every angle, award-winning historian Jonathan R. Dull shows not only that the two conflicts are so interconnected that neither can be fully understood in isolation but also that traditional interpretations of the war are largely inaccurate. His work also reveals how the French navy, supposedly utterly crushed, could have figured so prominently in the War of American Independence only fifteen years later. A comprehensive work integrating diplomatic, naval, military, and political history, The French Navy and the Seven Years' War thoroughly explores the French perspective on the Seven Years' War. It also studies British diplomacy and war strategy as well as the roles played by the American colonies, Spain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Sweden, and Portugal. As this history unfolds, it becomes clear that French policy was more consistent, logical, and successful than has previously been acknowledged, and that King Louis XV's conduct of the war profoundly affected the outcome of America's subsequent Revolutionary War
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
940.2/534
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC52
LC item number
.D895 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
France overseas
Label
The French Navy and the Seven Years' War, Jonathan R. Dull
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-424) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 1748-1754: An uneasy peace -- The war of the Austrian succession and the decline of Franco-British relations -- The French navy and its legacy of failure -- From competition to crisis in North America -- 2. 1755: Countering the British assault -- Louis XV and his council of state -- Negotiations fail and both sides prepare for war -- The unsuccessful attacks by Boscawen and Braddock -- The naval war widens -- The question of Hanover -- Preparing the French navy for war -- 3. 1756: France takes the offensive -- Victory at Minorca -- The capture of Oswego -- Machault's accomplishments -- The first stage of the diplomatic revolution -- The opening of hostilities in Central Europe -- 4. 1757: To the edge of victory -- The king sacrifices Machault -- New France spared -- Disaster deferred -- The second treaty of Versailles -- The convention of Klosterzeven -- Rossbach, Leuthe, and their consequences -- 5. 1758: A year of desperation -- Louisbourg lost, Canada again spared -- The French navy's other commitments -- On the defensive in Germany -- The dismissal of Bernis -- 6. 1759: The annus horribilis -- New arrangements with Austria and plans to invade Britain -- The Caribbean and the Carnatic -- The assault on Canada -- Continental war and diplomacy -- Financial crisis, naval disaster, and the king's personal loss -- 7. 1760: Adversity and revival -- Discussion at The Hague -- The French navy's reduced budget -- The end of French Canada -- The revival of the French army in Germany -- 8. 1761: Saving the navy's future -- Preserving the initiative in Germany -- The opening of negotiations -- France loses peace but gains another ally -- Spain enters the war -- Choiseul becomes naval minister -- 9. 1762: Military failures, diplomatic success -- An inglorious final campaign -- The search for peace resumes -- The best peace possible -- 10. Toward a new war, 1763-1774 -- The Duc de Choiseul and the rebuilding of the French navy -- The "secret du Roi" and the American Revolution
Control code
ocm60712292
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 445 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803205109
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b2736866x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60712292
  • ebsco0803205104
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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