The War Of The Spanish Succession 1701 1714

Author: James Falkner
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781590311
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The War of the Spanish Succession, fought between 1701 and 1714 to decide who should inherit the Spanish throne, was a conflict on an unprecedented scale, stretching across most of western Europe, the high seas and the Americas. Yet this major subject is not well known and is little understood. That is why the publication of James Falkner's absorbing new study is so timely and important. rn In a clear and perceptive narrative he describes and analyses the complex political manoeuvres and a series of military campaigns which also involved the threat posed by Ottoman Turks in the east and Sweden and Russia in the north. Fighting took place not just in Europe but in the Americas and Canada, and on the high seas. All European powers, large and small, were involved – France, Spain, Great Britain, Holland, Austria and Portugal were the major players.rn The end result of eleven years of outright war was a French prince firmly established on the throne in Madrid and a division of the old Spanish empire. More notably though, French power, previously so dominant, was curbed for almost ninety years.

The Treaties Of The War Of The Spanish Succession

Author: Linda S. Frey
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313278846
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From 1702 to 1714, the War of the Spanish Succession affected most of Europe and significant parts of the New World, with battles ranging from the Hungarian plains to the harbors of Rio de Janeiro. The death of the last Hapsburg King of Spain unleashed a struggle for his empire, and the provisions of the final treaties set the boundaries of Europe until the French Revolution. This book includes entries on the individuals who determined the course of the war, who played diplomatic, economic, or military roles, as well as on pivotal battles influencing the outcome, and it examines the provisions of the final treaties in detail.

The War Of The Spanish Succession

Author: Matthias Pohlig
ISBN: 9780198811121
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The essays in this volume provide a new view of one of the largest, yet least studied conflicts in early modern history. They challenge long-held assumptions about the system of international relations and the logistics of war in the early eighteenth century, study the public representation of the fighting, and explore its colonial dimension.

War Of The Spanish Succession

Author: Jesse Russell
Editor: Book on Demand Limited
ISBN: 9785511087504
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) was fought among several European powers, including a divided Spain, over the possible unification of the Kingdoms of Spain and France under one Bourbon monarch. As France and Spain were among the most powerful states of Europe, such a unification would have drastically altered the European balance of power. The war was fought primarily by forces supporting the unification, the Spanish loyal to Philip V, France and the Electorate of Bavaria, against those opposing unification, the Spanish loyal to Archduke Charles, the Holy Roman Empire, Great Britain, the Dutch Republic, Portugal and the Duchy of Savoy. The forces were known as the Two Crowns and Grand Alliance, respectively.

The War Of The Succession In Spain

Author: Arthur Parnell (Hon.)
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Marlborough S Wars

Author: James Falkner
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1781596859
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Many books have been written about the 1st Duke of Marlborough's famous victories, but none of the previous studies has really concentrated on how the warfare was perceived by the men and women who took part - those who experienced the action at first hand. James Falkner has brought together a vivid selection of contemporary accounts of every aspect of the war to create a panoramic yet minutely detailed picture of those years of turmoil. The story is told through memoirs, letters, official documents, dispatches, newspaper reports and eyewitness testimony from the French and Allied sides of the conflict. His linking narrative provides a penetrating analysis of the strategy and tactics of warfare at the time.

Dictionary Of Battles And Sieges A E

Author: Tony Jaques
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313335372
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Alphabetically arranged entries cover 8,500 battles, from the Battle of Megiddo in 1468 BC to the American invasion of Iraq.

Paolo De Matteis

Author: Livio Pestilli
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409446200
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A long overdue re-assessment of the Neapolitan painter Paolo de Matteis, this volume examines the artist's most significant works and shows how posterity's impression of him has been conditioned by a biased biographical and literary tradition. More than just a novel approach to de Matteis, however, the book serves as a window into early eighteenth-century art and cultural history, not only in Naples but in Paris, Vienna, Genoa, and Rome.

1719 In Europe War Of The Quadruple Alliance

Author: LLC Books
Editor: Books LLC
ISBN: 9781156356135
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Chapters: War of the Quadruple Alliance. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The War of the Quadruple Alliance (17181720) was a result of the ambitions of King Philip V of Spain, his wife, Isabella Farnese, and his chief minister Giulio Alberoni to retake territories in Italy and to claim the French throne. It saw the defeat of Spain by an alliance of Britain, France, Austria (then a State of the Holy Roman Empire), and the Dutch Republic. Savoy later joined the coalition as the fifth ally. Although fighting began as early as 1717, war was not formally declared until December 1718. It was brought to an end by the Treaty of The Hague. After the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), Philippe of Anjou, grandson of Louis XIV of France, was recognized as King Philip V of Spain, but on the condition that the French and Spanish crowns would never be united. In addition, in the Treaty of Utrecht, Spain lost all its possessions in Italy and the Low Countries. The Spanish Netherlands, Duchy of Milan, Naples and Sardinia were given to Habsburg-ruled Austria, while Sicily was awarded to the Duke of Savoy. These lands had been under Spanish Habsburg control for nearly two centuries, and their loss was perceived as a great blow to the country in both practical and prestige terms. However, the first priority for Spain was the restoration of the country after 13 years of war, which had also been fought on Spanish territory. The main architect of this operation was Cardinal Alberoni. In 1714 he had arranged the marriage of the widowed Philip V to the 21 year-old Italian Isabella Farnese, and became the personal adviser of the new Queen. In 1715 he became prime minister, stabilized the Spanish economy and reformed finances. He also initiated the rebuilding of t...More: http: //

The Shaping Of Western Civilization Volume I

Author: Michael Burger
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607580
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Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization: From Antiquity to the Mid-Eighteenth Century begins with the ancient Near East and ends with the mid-eighteenth century. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 40 images and 14 maps.