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Author Buchet, Christian.
Uniform Title Marine, économie et société. English.
Title The British navy, economy and society in the Seven Years War [electronic resource] / Christian Buchet ; translated by Anita Higgie and Michael Duffy.
Publication Info. Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2013.
Edition English ed.
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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontcover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: The General Organisation of Victualling the British Navy; 1. From an Empirically-Based Organisation to a Centrally Planned System: The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Victualling Board; The Experimental Period (1546-1715); The Period of Development (1715-56); 2. The Victualling Board and the Seven Years War; Victualling Methods; Tight State Control; Financial Practices; 3. Food Rations and Their Evolution; Quantitatively Sufficient and Qualitatively Sound Food Rations; Innovations or Food Revolution?
Victualling and Strategy: The Example of the 'Western Squadron'Part Two: The Bases; 4. The Victualling Board's Principal Bases; The Development of an Infrastructure of Port Facilities; The Respective Importance of the Victualling Board Bases in Victualling the Royal Navy; 5. An Example of a Victualling Yard under the Jurisdiction of the Victualling Board: Plymouth, Satellite of British Logistical Power; Plymouth Personnel and Victualling; Resources and Management of Victualling at Plymouth; 6. Victualling in the Secondary Home Ports and in the Overseas Stations.
How This Victualling Was Carried OutSales and Marketing Networks; John Biggin: Merchant on a Worldwide Scale; 7. An Example of Stations Managed by a Private Contractor in the Service of the Crown: The Caribbean Staging-Posts; The Establishment of a System of Victualling in the West Indies under the Jurisdiction of the Victualling Board (1689-1715); Empirically Driven Improvements (1715-48); The Age of the Contractor (1756-63); Part Three: The Main Markets; 8. Meat; Everyday Functioning and Costs: The Difficulties; The Contractors; 9. Cereals and Pulses.
The Evolution of Different Segments of the Market in Terms of Prices and QuantitiesThe Body of Contractors and What It Reveals; 10. The Remaining Sectors: Beverages, Butter and Cheese, Salt, Olive Oil and Raisins; Supplying the Navy with Beverages; Annual Contracts for Butter, Cheese and Salt; The Olive Oil and Raisins Market; Conclusion; Appendices; 1. Ordinary Charge of the Victualling Board in 1747; 2. Commissioners of the Victualling Board, 1755-63; 3. The Structure of British Naval Administration; 4. Itemised Distribution of Victualling Board Expenses, 1756-9, 1762-3.
5. List of Victuals on the Southsea Castle Leaving for the East Indies at the End of 1759 with a Crew of 130 Men6. Process to Be Used in Curing Beef and Pork; 7. Wage Totals, According to Activity, Paid to Victualling Personnel in the London Yard in the First Quarter of 1761; 8. Supervisory Staff of the Victualling Board, 1761; Sources and Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Feb. 22, 2013).
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 18th century.
Operational rations (Military supplies) -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 -- Naval operations, British.
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 -- Food supply -- Great Britain.
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain.
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Related To Print version: Buchet, Christian British Navy, Economy and Society in the Seven Years War Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., c2013 9781843838012
ISBN 9781782041016
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