Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Power and Profit at Sea: The Rise of the West in the Making of the International System

    Author:
  • J.C. Sharman
| Spring 2019

Summary

Beginning in the 1400s, Europeans built the global international system by using naval force to achieve commercial success. Europeans had a technical capacity and a cultural inclination to control the seas that Eastern empires lacked.

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J.C. Sharman, “Power and Profit at Sea: The Rise of the West in the Making of the International System,” International Security, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Spring 2019), pp. 163–196, doi.org/10.1162/ISEC_a_00346.

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