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The economy of naval war, from Antiquity to the 20th century

L’économie de la guerre navale, de l’Antiquité au XXe siècle

Revue d’Histoire Maritime, no. 22, 2015/2

Revue d’Histoire Maritime, n°22, 2015/2

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Published on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Luigia Parlati

Summary

For its number 22 in the fall of 2015, the Revue d’Histoire Maritime devoted a folder on the Economy of naval warfare. Be it an ad-hoc naval force or a permanent navy, the subsequent economic and financial efforts to get it have always been enormous. Between the construction of fleets proper, the maintenance of port infrastructure or defence and human mobilisation, the sponsor needs to set up an organisation and look for suitable partners to support these investments. This folder is aimed at highlighting the economic and financial mechanisms of naval mobilisation.

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Argument

For its number 22 in the fall of 2015, the Revue d’Histoire Maritime devoted a folder on the Economy of naval warfare.

Be it an ad-hoc naval force or a permanent navy, the subsequent economic and financial efforts to get it have always been enormous. Between the construction of fleets proper, the maintenance of port infrastructure or defence and human mobilisation, the sponsor needs to set up an organisation and look for suitable partners to support these investments. This folder is aimed at highlighting the economic and financial mechanisms of naval mobilisation.

Hence, articles can initially dwell on all tax and financial operations, exceptional or perennial, specifically developed to meet this type of military effort. However, beyond a simple description of tools, and whenever possible, their appearance should be linked to the overall context of decision making. The introduction of a contribution or recourse to financial support is often the result of a reflection emanating from raising awareness about needs to the choosing of a compromise solution to meet them. We would heartily welcome papers measuring the impact of naval fleets in the economy of a city or state, and by extension, papers that will deal with debates among economists or policy makers on the raison d'être of building or maintaining such a force. Similarly, it may be necessary to measure the impact of the difficulties of an economic system - the problem of financing, supply disruption - on the mobilisation of fleets.

Closely linked to the building of the State, regardless of the driving force or the result, war has also affected the architecture of governments and has sometimes forced them to bring innovations to their management. The aim here is to analyse the specific changes brought about by naval warfare. Finally, special emphasis will be placed on all players, be they bankers, financiers, suppliers or contractors. Beyond the portrait gallery, here, socio-economic review grids of partners involved will be provided while ensuring that the different networks in which they operate are identified. In this last item, we will try to shed light on the modalities of economic dialogue between these men and their sponsor (treaties, public contracts, specifications etc.).

Submission guidelines

These few leads are not exhaustive and the journal's editorial board will try to consider all proposals. Furthermore, contributions may cover all historical periods and geographical and cultural areas. Finally, case studies are accepted as long as the author becomes more general in nature by conceptualising or offering comparisons at different scales. Articles can be written in French or English and will be evaluated by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Maritime History. Proposals, consisting of a title, an abstract of one page maximum and a short CV (indicating the administrative attachment)

should be sent before 1st December 2013.

Announcement of selected papers: 16 December 2013

Submission of papers: 1st October 2014

The proposed articles should be sent to the coordinator of the issue to the following address: RHM-2015@orange.fr

The selected authors will receive publication instructions from the Paris-Sorbonne University Press some time in December 2013.

The text size is limited to 40,000 characters (including spaces).

For additional information on the Revue d’Histoire Maritime :

http://pups.paris-sorbonne.fr/pages/catalogue.php?Id=25

Date(s)

  • Sunday, December 01, 2013

Keywords

  • guerre navale, économie, financiers, entrepreneurs, approvisionnements, impôts

Contact(s)

  • David Plouviez
    courriel : rhm-2015 [at] orange [dot] fr

Information source

  • David Plouviez
    courriel : rhm-2015 [at] orange [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« The economy of naval war, from Antiquity to the 20th century », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, September 19, 2013, https://calenda.org/259662

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