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A New Naval History

Cultural History of Modern War

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 17th Dec 2018
Dimensions: w 140mm h 216mm d 16mm
Weight: 456g
ISBN-10: 1526113805
ISBN-13: 9781526113801
Barcode No: 9781526113801
A New Naval History brings together the most significant and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary naval history. The last few decades have witnessed a transformation in how this field is researched and understood and this volume captures the state of a field that continues to develop apace. It examines - through the prism of naval affairs - issues of nationhood and imperialism; the legacy of Nelson; the socio-cultural realities of life in ships and naval bases; and the processes of commemoration, journalism and stage-managed pageantry that plotted the interrelationship of ship and shore. This bold and original publication will be essential for undergraduate and postgraduate students of naval and maritime history. Beyond that, though, it marks an important intervention into wider historiographies that will be read by scholars from across the spectrum of social history, cultural studies and the analysis of national identity. -- .

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'This volume may be a landmark in the evolution of the field . a carefully selected cross-section of the latest high grade academic research in the field of naval history, a description that the editors have stretched far beyond the old limits of ships, battles and sailors.'
Professor Andrew Lambert, King's College, London -- .