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

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Cambridge University Press, 14 oct. 2004 - 291 páginas
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.
 

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Índice

Mobilization
21
The military corridors of the Army of Flanders
42
The Spanish Road
70
The High Command
91
The Army of Flanders and Grand Strategy
109
Financial resources
118
Life in the Army of Flanders
133
Mutiny
157
The speed of overland military expeditions between Lombardy and the Low Countries
240
The senior officers of the Army of Flanders 15671659
241
Philip IIs budget for 1574 sources
249
Financing Spanish imperialism in the Netherlands 156676
250
Annual expenditure by the pagaduria on victuals for the troops
251
The tail of the Army of Flanders women and servants with the troops
252
The mutinies of the Army of Flanders
253
The receipts of the military treasury of the Army of Flanders 15671665
257

Wastage and reformation
177
Demobilization
190
Spain its enemies and the revolt of the Netherlands
195
The composition of the Army of Flanders 15671661
231
The organization of the Army of Flanders
233
Spanish and Italian troops sent to the Netherlands 15671640
237
Towns captured by the Army of Flanders 157890
261
The chain of command
262
Bibliography
263
Index
276
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Sobre el autor (2004)

Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, The Ohio State University and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is one of the world's most prolific and distinguished historians of early modern Europe, above all on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish and military history.

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