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Pepys S Navy

Author : J. D. Davies
ISBN : 9781848320147
Genre : History
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This new reference book describes every aspect the English navy in the second half of the seventeenth century, from the time when the Fleet Royal was taken into Parliamentary control after the defeat of Charles I, until the accession of William and Mary in 1689 when the long period of war with the Dutch came to an end. This is a crucial era which witnessed the creation of a permanent naval service, in essence the birth of the Royal Navy. Every aspect of the navy is covered - naval administration, ship types and shipbuilding, naval recruitment and crews, seamanship and gunnery, shipboard life, dockyards and bases, the foreign navies of the period, and the three major wars which were fought against the Dutch in the Channel and the North Sea. Samuel Pepys, whose thirty years of service did so much to replace the ad hoc processes of the past with systems for construction and administration, is one of the most significant players, and the navy which was, by 1690, ready for the 100 years of global struggle with the French owed much to his tireless work. This book is destined to become a major work for historians, naval enthusiasts and, indeed, anyone with an interest in this colourful era of the seventeenth century.

Samuel Pepys And His Books

Author : Kate Loveman
ISBN : 9780198732686
Genre : Books and reading
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Samuel Pepys is one of the most well-known figures of the seventeenth century as a result of the tremendously detailed, lively diary he kept in the 1660s. This book uses Pepys's diary together with his unpublished papers and other contemporary sources to investigate reading and information exchange in the seventeenth century. In the process, it offers new discoveries about Pepys's life and about social, literary, and political change during a dramatic period ofEnglish history. As well as being of major interest to researchers on seventeenth-century literature and history, it is also designed to be intriguing and useful to undergraduates taking early modernliterature and history modules, and to members of the public with an interest in learning more about Pepys and his time.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722686
Genre : English literature
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Author : Steven Runciman
ISBN : 9786180311815
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Το κλασικό έργο Βυζαντινός Πολιτισµός (1933) του Steven Runciman, ενός από τους σηµαντικότερους βυζαντινολόγους του 20ού αιώνα, είναι ένα πλήρες αν και συνοπτικό πανόραµα της Βυζαντινής Ιστορίας, από την ίδρυση της Κωνσταντινούπολης τον 4ο αιώνα έως την άλωσή της από τους Οθωµανούς το 1453. Επί αιώνες οι ιστορικοί της ∆ύσης αντιµετώπιζαν τον βυζαντινό πολιτισµό ως κατώτερο από τον αρχαίο ελληνικό και τον ρωµαϊκό, αλλά και από µεταγενέστερους πολιτισµούς της δυτικής Ευρώπης. Ο Steven Runciman ήταν από τους πρώτους που αµφισβήτησαν αυτή την άποψη, αναδεικνύοντας όχι µόνον τον ιδιαίτερο χαρακτήρα της Βυζαντινής Αυτοκρατορίας αλλά και τα επιτεύγµατά της σε ποικίλα πεδία. Στο βιβλίο αυτό, µε διεισδυτικότητα και µε κριτικό πνεύµα, ο συγγραφέας προσεγγίζει θέµατα όπως η κρατική δοµή και η διοίκηση στο Βυζάντιο, ο ρόλος της θρησκείας και της Εκκλησίας, ο στρατός και η διπλωµατία, η οικονοµική και κοινωνική ζωή, η εκπαίδευση, η λογοτεχνία και οι καλές τέχνες, οι σχέσεις της Βυζαντινής Αυτοκρατορίας µε άλλους λαούς αλλά και µε το Ισλάµ και τη ∆ύση.

Author : David Herbert Lawrence
ISBN : 9604882708
Genre : Lov stories
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