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The Resource British naval power in the East, 1794-1805 : the command of Admiral Peter Rainier, Peter A. Ward, (electronic resource)

British naval power in the East, 1794-1805 : the command of Admiral Peter Rainier, Peter A. Ward, (electronic resource)

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British naval power in the East, 1794-1805 : the command of Admiral Peter Rainier
Title
British naval power in the East, 1794-1805
Title remainder
the command of Admiral Peter Rainier
Statement of responsibility
Peter A. Ward
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When war broke out with France in 1793, there immediately arose the threat of a renewed French challenge to British supremacy in India. This security problem was compounded in 1795 when the French overran the Netherlands and the extremely valuable Dutch trade routes and Dutch colonies, including the Cape of Good Hope and what is now Indonesia, fell under French control. The task of securing British interests in the East was a formidable one: the distances were huge, communication with London could take years, there were problems marshalling resources, and fine diplomatic skills were needed to keep independent rulers on the British side and to ensure full co-operation from the East India Company. The person charged with overseeing this formidable task was Admiral Peter Rainier (1741-1808), commander of the Royal Navy in the Indian Ocean and the East from 1794 to 1805. This book discusses the enormous difficulties Rainier faced. It outlines his career, explaining how he carried out his role with exceptional skill; how he succeeded in securing British interests in the East - whilst avoiding the need to fight a major battle; how he enhanced Britain's commanding position at sea; and how, additionally, in co-operation with the Governor-General, Richard Wellesley, he further advanced Britain's position in India itself. Peter Ward completed a PhD in naval history at the University of Exeter after a career in international personnel management, working for Californian high technology companies in the United States, Hong Kong and Europe.--
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Ward, Peter A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1741-1808
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rainier, Peter
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Great Britain
  • East India Company
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • India
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British naval power in the East, 1794-1805 : the command of Admiral Peter Rainier, Peter A. Ward, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041283/type/BOOK
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781782041283
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unknown
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1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781843838487
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)892083943
Label
British naval power in the East, 1794-1805 : the command of Admiral Peter Rainier, Peter A. Ward, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041283/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781782041283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781843838487
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892083943

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