Naval battles have long captured the popular imagination, from confrontations between Athens and Sparta in the ancient world to the epic conflicts that took place during the World Wars and beyond In this riveting series of lectures, Professor Timothy B Shutt of Kenyon College explores the naval battles that have helped to establish empires and have changed history.Throughout the course of world events, as trade and com merce grew in importance and nations became ever dependent on the import and export of all manner of goods, control of the world s waterways and shipping lanes became a key determinant in which nations reigned supreme As demon strated so aptly in the World Wars, blockades at sea can strangle a nation as effectively as sieges laid against walled cities of old.With studied insight into the events that have shaped the world over the millennia, Professor Shutt imparts an under standing and appreciation for the importance of naval warfare in world history and of the grandeur and daring that define these awe inspiring clashes Lecture 1 SalamisLecture 2 ArginusaeLecture 3 EcnomusLecture 4 ActiumLecture 5 LepantoLecture 6 The Spanish ArmadaLecture 7 The Downs and the Dutch WarsLecture 8 Quiberon BayLecture 9 TrafalgarLecture 10 TsushimaLecture 11 JutlandLecture 12 The Battles of the AtlanticLecture 13 The Battle of MidwayLecture 14 Endgame The Battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf Download High Seas, High Stakes: Naval Battles That Changed History Author Timothy B. Shutt – heartforum.co.uk
For eighteen years Professor Timothy Baker Shutt has taught at Kenyon College in rural Gambier, Ohio, famed for its splendid teaching, for its literary tradition, and for its unwavering commitment to the liberal arts No teacher at Kenyon has ever beenoften honored, both by the college and by his students, for his exceptional skills in the classroom and as a lecturer Professor Shutt s courses in Kenyon s interdisciplinary Integrated Program in Humane Studies and in the Department of English alike are always heavily oversubcribed, and he lectures on Homer, Plato, and Aristotle, the Bible and the Greek historians, Virgil and Dante every year to a packed house.Shutt is a native of Ohio, raised in Michigan and schooled in Connecticut, where he was honored as an All American swimmer during his high school years at the Hotchkiss School, and devoted much of his time to drama He majored in English as undergraduate at Yale 72 After three years at St Mark s School of Texas, where he taught English and History and coached swimming Shutt went on to graduate school in English, specializing in medieval literature and the history of ideas at the University of Virginia as a du Pont Fellow After earning his Ph.D in 1984, Shutt spent two further years at Virginia as Mellon Post Doctoral Research Fellow, and took a position at Kenyon in 1986, where he has taught happily ever since, deeply enjoying his contacts with his students and the peaceful life of the Ohio countryside.
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- High Seas, High Stakes: Naval Battles That Changed History
- Timothy B. Shutt
- 10 February 2018 Timothy B. Shutt