Naval Strategy and Operations in Narrow Seas

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Frank Cass, 1999 - History - 331 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.

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Dr. Milan Vego has been professor of operations at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, since 1991. A native of Bosnia & Herzegovina, he obtained political asylum in the United States in 1976. He served for 12 years as a naval officer and four years as 2nd Officer (Deck) in the Merchant Marine. Dr.Vego holds a PhD in Modern European History from George Washington University (1981). He also has a Master Mariner's license (1973). He is the author of four books--"Soviet Navy Today" (1986); "Soviet Naval Tactics" (1992); "Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904-1914" (1996); and "Naval Strategy and Operations in Narrow Seas" (1999; 2nd ed., 2003)--and the author of the textbook "Operational Warfare" (2000), used at the Naval War College and a number of other service colleges in the United States and overseas. Dr. Vego has also published numerous articles and essays in various professional journals.



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