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Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History : The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars - Geoffrey Parker

Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History

The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars

Paperback Published: 29th December 2004
ISBN: 9780521543927
Number Of Pages: 336

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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.

List of illustrations
Preface
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
Notes on spelling and currency
Glossary
List of abbreviations
Introduction: the character of the low countries' wars
Assembling an Army: the Problem of Distance
Mobilization
The military corridors of the army of Flanders
The Spanish road
The high command
Maintaining an Army: the Problem of Resources
The army of Flanders and grand strategy
Financial resources
Life in the army of Flanders
Mutiny
Wastage and `reformation'
Demobilization
Conclusion: Spain, its enemies and the revolt of the Netherlands
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521543927
ISBN-10: 0521543924
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th December 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised