Author Results for Matthew S. Seligmann

Book Review-‘Great Britain, International Law, and the Evolution of Maritime Strategic Thought, 1856–1914’ by G. A. Frei

By Matthew S. Seligmann

Until relatively recently the vast majority of studies of the laws of war at sea in the run up to 1914 have focused principally on the question of belligerent rights and the extent to which the future combatants in this conflict, mindful of their expectations of prospective hostilities, had sought to enhance or limit these […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy

Review – ‘Britain and the Mine, 1900–1915: Culture, strategy and international law’ by Matthew S. Seligmann

By Matthew S. Seligmann

Underwater weapons – specifically, mines and torpedoes – have had a profound influence on twentieth-century naval warfare. Despite this, studies of them to date have not been all they might be. Richard Dunley seeks to rectify this in respect of the mine with a major evaluation of its place in Royal Navy thinking and planning […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Period | North Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy | Weapons

Book Review-‘The ‘Lusitania’ Sinking: Eyewitness accounts from survivors by A. Richards

By Matthew S. Seligmann

This volume begins with a question, why another book on the Lusitania sinking? The justification promptly provided is that this account is one composed largely from the information and ideas contained in first-hand passenger testimony. In other words, this book more than any previous one forefronts the experience of the people present during the vessel’s […] Read More

Filed under: WW1
Subjects include: Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft

Book Review – ‘Militarism in a Global Age: Naval ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I’ by Dirk Bönker

By Matthew S. Seligmann

Naval histories of the immediate pre-First World War era often focus predominantly on the great Anglo-German naval race, a decade and a half long competition in maritime force accumulation that by virtue of its iconographic status, longevity, bitterness and ultimate culmination in conflict has cast an overwhelming shadow over the period. While there is certainly […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy