The Seven Years' War: Global Views

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Mark Danley, Patrick Speelman
BRILL, Nov 9, 2012 - History - 644 pages
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In "The Seven Years War: Global Views," Mark H. Danley, Patrick J. Speelman, and sixteen other contributors reach beyond traditional approaches to illuminate the conflict as world war. An introduction addresses the challenges of discretely defining the war. Chapters examine theaters such as the Carnatic, Bengal, the Philippines, Portugal, Senegal, and the Caribbean. Other chapters treat understudied topics such as the Anglo-Cherokee campaigns, Sweden s participation, Ottoman neutrality, the Vatican, European perceptions of Cossacks and Kalmyks, the Enlightenment and the war, the choosing of sides in Europe and North America, social and political aspects of French and British military life, operational reconnaissance, and the war s complex ending in western Germany. A conclusion situates the war as a marker of modernity. Contributors are in order of appearance: Juergen Luh, Armstrong Starkey, Matthew C. Ward, G.J. Bryant, Johannes Burkhardt, Gunnar Aselius, Virginia H. Aksan, Julia Osman, Ewa Anklam, Mrian Fuessel, James Searing, Richard Harding, John Oliphant, Mark H. Danley, Patrick J. Speelman, Nicholas Tracy, and Matt Schumann.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
vii
Acknowledgements
ix
List of Contributors
xvii
The Problem of the Seven Years War
xxiii
1 Frederick the Great and the First World War
1
The Philosophes and the War
23
3 Understanding Native American Alliances
47
4 The War in the Carnatic
73
10 Féroces et barbares? Cossacks Kalmyks and Russian Irregular Warfare during the Seven Years War
243
The End of Company Rule and the Emergence of the Habitants
263
12 The War in the West Indies
293
13 The AngloCherokee War 17591761
325
14 The British Political Press and Military Thought during the Seven Years War
359
15 The War in Bengal
399
16 Strategic Illusions and the Iberian War of 1762
429
17 The British Expedition to Manila
461

5 Religious War or Imperial War? Views of the Seven Years War from Germany and Rome
107
6 Sweden and the Pomeranian War
135
7 The Ottoman Absence from the Battlefields of the Seven Years War
165
French Officers in North America during the Seven Years War
191
Military Reconnaissance in the German Theatre of War
213
18 The End of the Seven Years War in Germany
487
Father of the Modern Age
519
Selected Bibliography
537
Index
549
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Mark H. Danley, Ph.D. (History, 2001), Kansas State University, is Associate Professor in University Libraries, University of Memphis. He has presented papers frequently at scholarly military history conferences and also has published on the cataloging of military-related primary source materials. Patrick J Speelman, Ph.D. (History, 2000) Temple University, is an Assistant Professor of History at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. His publications include "Henry Lloyd and the Military Inheritance of the Enlightenment" (Greenwood, 2002), an edited volume entitled "War, Society & Enlightenment: The Works of General Lloyd" (Brill 2005).

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