Towards a definition of naval elites: reconsidering social change in Britain, France and Spain, c.1670–1810

@article{OrtegadelCerro2017TowardsAD,
  title={Towards a definition of naval elites: reconsidering social change in Britain, France and Spain, c.1670–1810},
  author={Pablo Ortega-del-Cerro and Juan Hern{\'a}ndez-Franco},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={977 - 998}
}
Abstract This work proposes the term ‘naval elites’ in order to provide a new interpretation of social change in the eighteenth century from a comparative perspective. Naval elites, a social group formed by a part of the naval officer corps and midshipmen, are here defined as a historical instrument, the particular and intriguing features of which may be useful in the revision of some perspectives on social change. In particular, the authors analyse shifting power relationships through the… Expand
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