Coverart for item
The Resource The late Victorian Navy : the pre-dreadnought era and the origins of the First World War, Roger Parkinson, (electronic resource)

The late Victorian Navy : the pre-dreadnought era and the origins of the First World War, Roger Parkinson, (electronic resource)

Label
The late Victorian Navy : the pre-dreadnought era and the origins of the First World War
Title
The late Victorian Navy
Title remainder
the pre-dreadnought era and the origins of the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Roger Parkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A reappraisal of the late Victorian Navy, the so-called 'Dark Ages', showing how the period was crucial to the emergence of new technology defined by steel and electricity. In purely naval terms, the period from 1889 to 1906 is often referred to (and indeed passed over) as the 'pre-Dreadnought era', merely a prelude to the lead-up to the First World War, and thus of relatively little importance; it has therefore received little consideration from historians, a gap which this book remedies by reviewing the late Victorian Navy from a radically new perspective. It starts with the Great Near East crisis of 1878 and shows how its aftermath in the Carnarvon Commission and its evidence produced a profound shift in strategic thinking, culminating in the Naval Defence Act of 1889; this evidence, from the ship owners, provides the definitive explanation of why the Victorian Navy gave up on convoy as the primary means of trade protection in wartime, a fundamental question at the time. The book also overturns many assumptions about the era, especially the perception that the navy was weak, and clearly shows that the 1870s and early 1880s brought in crucial technological developments that made the Dreadnought possible.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parkinson, Roger
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Sea-power
  • Naval strategy
  • Warships
  • Naval art and science
  • Shipbuilding industry
  • Great Britain
Label
The late Victorian Navy : the pre-dreadnought era and the origins of the First World War, Roger Parkinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846156533/type/BOOK
Instantiates
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
Contents
Ch. 1. Perceptions of Strategy in the Victorian Era -- Ch. 2. Strategic Realities of the 1880s -- Ch. 3. Naval Defence Act -- Ch. 4. Evolution of Technology and Ships in the 'Dark Ages' of the Victorian Navy -- Ch. 5. 'New' Navies as a Consequence of the Naval Defence Act -- Ch. 6. Technology Change and the Emergence of a Cruiser Battleship Navy -- Ch. 7. 'A Lantern on the Stern' -- App. A. European Naval Strengths, 1 December 1894 -- App. B. Cruiser Strengths of the Major Naval Powers, 1885-1907
Control code
CR9781846156533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 323 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
9781843833727
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)646848836
Label
The late Victorian Navy : the pre-dreadnought era and the origins of the First World War, Roger Parkinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846156533/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
Contents
Ch. 1. Perceptions of Strategy in the Victorian Era -- Ch. 2. Strategic Realities of the 1880s -- Ch. 3. Naval Defence Act -- Ch. 4. Evolution of Technology and Ships in the 'Dark Ages' of the Victorian Navy -- Ch. 5. 'New' Navies as a Consequence of the Naval Defence Act -- Ch. 6. Technology Change and the Emergence of a Cruiser Battleship Navy -- Ch. 7. 'A Lantern on the Stern' -- App. A. European Naval Strengths, 1 December 1894 -- App. B. Cruiser Strengths of the Major Naval Powers, 1885-1907
Control code
CR9781846156533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 323 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
9781843833727
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)646848836

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055