Soldier and Diplomat

Date Published :
December 2012
Publisher :
Karwansaray Publishers
Editor :
John Hattendorf, Augustus Veenendaal, Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier
Series :
Protagonists of History in International Perspective
Illustration :
Full-color illustrations throughout
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ISBN : 9789490258047
Pages : 408
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.5 inches
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John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, has long been regarded as one of Britain's greatest generals as well as a key English political figure in the first decade of the eighteenth century.

The subject of numerous books in English, Marlborough has typically been seen only in terms of British political and military history. In this book, twelve leading specialists of the period broaden the perspective by assessing Marlborough in the wider and more diverse contexts of the European situation, the common soldier in the British army, the complementary activities of navies, the differing perspectives of the Austrians, Dutch, French, and Germans as well as in the context of the British popular press and the visual arts.

About The Author

John B. Hattendorf (1941) has been the Ernest J. King professor of maritime history at the U.S. Naval War College since 1984. In addition to his many contributions to maritime history, he has published a number of articles on early 18th century history.

Augustus J. Veenendaal (1940) earned his PhD at Radboud University Nijmegen in 1976. He retired in 2005 as senior research historian from the Institute of Netherlands History at The Hague, where he edited the correspondence of Grand Pensionary Anthonie Heinsius.

Rolof earned a LLM degree and a MA degree from the University of Leiden. He also received a degree in comparative law (MCL) from Columbia University. He has spent the last forty years practicing law in The Netherlands Antilles, Rotterdam and Jakarta. Driven by his life-long passion for history, he founded Karwansaray Publishers in 2007, a company dedicated to promoting and sharing a multi-faceted view of history that corsses cultural and political boundries.

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