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H 245 x W 175 mm

106 pages

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Published May 2005



Paperback: 9780953992386

Digital: 9781803272764

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The British Navy, Rijeka and A.L. Adamic

War and Trade in the Adriatic 1800-1825

By Malcolm Scott Hardy

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Examining the records in various British archives, and presenting the naval and military activity of the British in the context of political and diplomatic developments, this book is a study of British relations with the port of Rijeka. It gives an insight into commercial activity in time of war and the problems of procurement of naval supplies.



The Arrival of John Leard in Rijeka, 1802 ;
Nelson, Convoys and Naval Supplies, 1803-04 ;
The Oak Timber Project ;
The War of the Third Coalition ;
Trade War, 1806-9 ;
The War of 1809 ;
Travels, 1810-12 ;
The Timber Contract of 1812 ;
Adamiæ’s Return to Rijeka, 1812 ;
The Aborted Insurrection, February-April 1813 ;
The British Attack on Rijeka, July 1813 ;
Nugent liberates Rijeka, August 1813 ;
Adamiæ’s Return to Rijeka, Autumn 1813 ;
The End of the War ;
Leard’s Return to Rijeka, July 1814 ;
The Last Timber Contract, 1818-20 ;

About the Author

Malcolm Scott Hardy was born in 1940 and read history at UCL, graduating in 1961. His M. Phil., in combined historical studies, was completed at the Warburg Institute, London, in 1970. Between 1965 and 1968 he lectured at the University of Turku, Finland before embarking on an overseas career with the British Council in Yugoslavia, Pakistan France and Italy, culminating in the post of Visiting Arts Director in London. In addition to his researches into naval history, his other interests include the study of Jewish family history in Hungary and Croatia.