The French Navy and the Seven Years' War

Front Cover
U of Nebraska Press, Dec 1, 2007 - History - 445 pages
The Seven Years? War was the world?s first global conflict, spanning five continents and the critical sea lanes that connected them. This book is the fullest account ever written of the French navy?s role in the hostilities. It is also the most complete survey of both phases of the war: the French and Indian War in North America (1754?60) and the Seven Years? War in Europe (1756?63), which are almost always treated independently. By considering both phases of the war from every angle, award-winning historian Jonathan R. Dull shows not only that the two conflicts are so interconnected that neither can be fully understood in isolation but also that traditional interpretations of the war are largely inaccurate. His work also reveals how the French navy, supposedly utterly crushed, could have figured so prominently in the War of American Independence only fifteen years later. A comprehensive work integrating diplomatic, naval, military, and political history, The French Navy and the Seven Years? War thoroughly explores the French perspective on the Seven Years? War. It also studies British diplomacy and war strategy as well as the roles played by the American colonies, Spain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Sweden, and Portugal. As this history unfolds, it becomes clear that French policy was more consistent, logical, and successful than has previously been acknowledged, and that King Louis XV?s conduct of the war profoundly affected the outcome of America?s subsequent Revolutionary War.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

The French Navy and the Seven Years' War

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this study of what he describes as "the world's first global conflict, spanning five continents and the critical sea lanes that connected them," Dull (The French Navy and American Independence: A ... Read full review

Contents

III
1
IV
9
V
12
VI
20
VII
26
VIII
31
IX
35
X
39
XXXIII
170
XXXIV
173
XXXV
179
XXXVI
187
XXXVII
191
XXXVIII
196
XXXIX
206
XL
211

XI
45
XII
50
XIII
54
XIV
59
XV
64
XVI
67
XVII
75
XVIII
78
XIX
83
XX
89
XXI
94
XXII
100
XXIII
105
XXIV
112
XXV
119
XXVI
125
XXVII
131
XXVIII
138
XXIX
142
XXX
151
XXXI
158
XXXII
164
XLI
218
XLII
228
XLIII
236
XLIV
245
XLV
249
XLVI
257
XLVII
258
XLVIII
259
XLIX
261
L
263
LI
266
LII
269
LIII
272
LIV
275
LV
278
LVI
281
LVII
285
LVIII
287
LIX
383
LX
425
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 407 - The | History | of the | Late War | in | NorthAmerica, | and the | Islands of the West-Indies, | including | the Campaigns of MDCCLXIII, and MDCCLXIV, against his Majesty's Indian Enemies.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2007)

Jonathan R. Dull is a senior associate editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin series and author of the award-winning history The French Navy and American Independence: A Study of Arms and Diplomacy, 1774-1787.

Bibliographic information