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Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650 is the 1st really overseas research of battle at sea during this interval. starting within the overdue 15th century with the advent of gunpowder in naval battle and the speedy transformation of maritime alternate, struggle at Sea focuses at the scope and boundaries of conflict earlier than the appearance of the massive conflict fleets from the center of the 17th century.
The booklet additionally compares the social heritage of seamen and the early officer corps in different eu international locations and contains dialogue on Spain, Portugal, France, Venice, the Ottoman Empire and the Baltic states.
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