The Army Of Flanders And The Spanish Road 1567 1659

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543927
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The publication of The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road in 1972 marked the birth of the 'new military history', which emphasized military organization - mobilization, pay, supply, morale and, above all, logistics - rather than military 'events' such as sieges and battles. Geoffrey Parker studied one of the great logistical feats of early modern Europe: how Habsburg Spain managed to maintain and mobilize the largest army in Europe in an 80-year effort to suppress the Dutch Revolt, at 700 miles' distance. Using a unique combination of surviving records, he presented strikingly the logistical problems of fighting wars in early modern Europe, and demonstrated why Spain failed to suppress the Dutch Revolt. The book has been constantly cited since its first publication in English (with translations into Spanish and Dutch). This revised second edition includes some new sources and updates some references but otherwise remains faithful to the original version.

The Road To Rocroi

Author: Fernando González de León
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004170820
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Combining approaches and insights from cultural, social and military history this study traces the evolution and decline of the Spanish officer corps and general staff during the Eighty Years War in connection with contemporary trends such as modernization and aristocratization.

The Army Of Flanders And The Spanish Road 1567 1659

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Editor: Cambridge [Angleterre] University Press
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This book marks the birth of the "new military history", which emphasized military organization-- mobilization, pay, supply, morale and, above all, logistics-- rather than military "events" such as sieges and battles. The author has been able to show how Europe's largest army was assembled and commanded, as well as how it behaved in action and under stress. It demonstrates how easily a great power can become involved in a ruinous war which it cannot manage to win but cannot bear to abandon. It shows a picture of war and military life in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Army Of Flanders And The Spanish Road 1567 1659

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Editor: Cambridge [Angleterre] University Press
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This book marks the birth of the "new military history", which emphasized military organization-- mobilization, pay, supply, morale and, above all, logistics-- rather than military "events" such as sieges and battles. The author has been able to show how Europe's largest army was assembled and commanded, as well as how it behaved in action and under stress. It demonstrates how easily a great power can become involved in a ruinous war which it cannot manage to win but cannot bear to abandon. It shows a picture of war and military life in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Spain And The Netherlands 1559 1659

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Editor: Short Hills, N.J. : Enslow Publishers
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The Thirty Years War

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134734050
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The first edition of The Thirty Years' War offered an unrivalled survey of a central period in European history. Drawing on a huge body of source material from different languages and countries throughout Europe, it provided a clear and comprehensive narrative and analytical account of the subject. It has established itself as the classic text with reviewers, students and the general reader. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the very latest research. The updated bibliographical information provides an invaluable resource, synthesising the major work in the field, in all languages, up to 1996. Written with great clarity and liveliness, the book brings alive the period in all its aspects. It covers the horrors of the war and the contorted politics of the period. It deals with all the major figures, including Wallerstein and Richelieu, Gustavus Adolphus and Tilly, the Winter King and the Habsburg emperors. For range and depth of coverage there is no other work like it. It has become the definitive book on the subject.

Louis Xiv And The Origins Of The Dutch War

Author: Paul Sonnino
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521531344
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This stylish and highly entertaining account of the origins of the Franco-Dutch War of 1672 is based on massive archival researches covering twelve countries. Contrary to the accepted historical opinion that there was a meeting of minds within Louis XIV's conseil d'en haut over the desirability of the war, Professor Sonnino chronicles a story of bitter division, in the course of which the contrasting personalities of the king and of his most intimate advisors emerge in vivid detail. Racine once eulogized the war as a brilliantly executed venture which put the insolent Dutch in their place. Saint-Simon, on the other hand, saw it as the disastrous result of endemic jealousies, in which Le Tellier and Louvois sought to displace Colbert in Louis' affections. From these early views the modern consensus, in spite of occasional dissenters, has gradually evolved. Professor Sonnino, however, breaks through the maze of interpretations with decisive new evidence, and in an unusually clear and lively evocation of the emotional element which pervaded high policy, explains the many agonizing decisions that preceded one of the most dramatic conflicts of the seventeenth century.

The World Is Not Enough

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Editor: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 0918954770
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CONTENTS: Preface; Lecture I: Managing the First Global Empire; Lecture II: The Messianic Vision of Philip II; Bibliographic Guide; Abbreviations; Notes.

The Quest For Compromise

Author: Howard Louthan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521027120
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The Quest for Compromise is an interdisciplinary study of the imperial court in late sixteenth-century Vienna, and a detailed examination of a fascinating moment of religious moderation. Against a backdrop of rising religious and confessional dogmatism, the Emperor Maximilian II (1564–1576) assembled a remarkable cast of courtiers who resisted extremes of both Reformation and Counter-Reformation. This book investigates the rise and fall of an irenic movement through four individuals whose work at the imperial court reflected the ideals of religious compromise and moderation. An Italian artist (Jacopo Strada), a Silesian physician (Johannes Crato), a Dutch librarian (Hugo Blotius) and a German soldier (Lazarus von Schwendi) sought peace and accommodation through a wide range of cultural, intellectual and political activity.

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of Warfare

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521738064
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Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defence; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It places in context particular key events in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the introduction of gunpowder in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over two millennia?