Hot off the presses!

For those who have been waiting with eager anticipation, it’s officially here – or at least I just got my copies. Karwansaray Press‘ lavish, densely-illustrated edited collection on John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough. You’ve probably heard of the guy, and now you get to hear a lot more about him, but in a European context. Get ’em while they’re hot.

Website here.

Marlborough: Soldier and Diplomat

I haven’t had a chance to read through it yet, but I can personally vouch for at least two of the chapters. And did I mention the lavish full-color illustrations – 400 pages, 140 color photographs, most full-page?

Table of Contents:

  1. Britain in Europe during the Age of Marlborough (Dr. David Onnekink, The Netherlands)
  2. Courtier, Army Officer, Politician and Diplomat. A Biographical sketch of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough (Prof. John B. Hattendorf, The United States)
  3. John Churchill, Professional Soldiering, and the British Army, c1660-c1760 (Dr. Alan J. Guy, The United Kingdom)
  4. Marlborough and Siege Warfare (Prof. Jamel Ostwald, The United States)
  5. ‘By thes difficultys you may see the great disadvantage a confederat army has’. Marlborough, the Allies, and the Campaigns in the Low Countries, 1702-1706 (Prof. John Stapleton, The United States)
  6. Marlborough and Anthonie Heinsius. Friends, Colleagues, or just working together for the Common Cause? (Dr. Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr, The Netherlands)
  7. Marlborough as an Enemy (Dr. Clément Oury, France)
  8. ‘The only thing that could save the Empire’. Marlborough, the States General, and the Imperial States: Diplomacy and Military Strategy in the War of the Spanish Succession and the Great Northern War, 1700-1711 (Prof. Bernhard R. Kroener, Germany)
  9. Friendship and Realpolitik. Marlborough and the Habsburg Monarchy (Dr. Michael Hochedlinger, Austria)
  10. The Anglo-Dutch Navies in Marlborough’s Wars (Prof. Jaap R. Bruijn, The Netherlands)
  11. A European general in the English press. The print image of Marlborough in the Stuart realms (Prof. Tony Claydon, The United Kingdom)
  12. ‘The British Caesar’. John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and the visual arts (Dr. Richard Johns, The United Kingdom)
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2 responses to “Hot off the presses!”

  1. Wienand Drenth says :

    I was happy to receive my copy two weeks ago, and wish to compliment Jamel, and the other authors, with this very beautifully edited and illustrated book. Though I am only half-way the chapter written by prof. Stapleton, I think this book should be on the Xmas wishlist of anyone with an interest in Marlborough and the period under discussion. If not for the text, the illustrations are more than worth the purchase. (And the book thoroughly sends the Anglophone literature to the archives.)

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