The Road to Rocroi: Class, Culture and Command in the Spanish Army of Flanders, 1567-1659
BRILL, 2009 - 406 páginas
The Eighty Years War (1567-1659) has been the subject of important monographs but the high command of the Army of Flanders, which played a decisive role in the making of Spanish strategy and was in charge of its tactics, has eluded detailed scrutiny. This work, the first study of an early modern officer corps, examines the culture, class structure, and combat effectiveness of the largest army of its day. Combining approaches and insights from social, cultural and military history, it traces the evolution of the leading cadres of the legendary tercios in relation to major trends such as aristocratization and military modernization while revising recent perspectives on Spaina (TM)s war against the Dutch and the French in the Low Countries.
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PART ONE THE SCHOOL OF ALBA 15671621
Staffi ng the School of Alba
Chapter Two Internal Structure and Hierarchy in the Early Army of Flanders
Chapter Three Discipline and Justice in an Age of Mutinies
Projects of Reform in the Spanish Offi cer Corps
THE MILITARY REFORMS AND POLICIES OF THE COUNTDUKE OF OLIVARES 16211643
The Impact of Aristocratization
Chapter Four Olivares Structural Reforms in the High Command
The Olivarean Reform of Military Justice
THE LEGACY OF OLIVARES IN THE ARMY OF FLANDERS 16431659
The Battle of Rocroi
Chapter Two The Legacy of Olivares and the End of the War in Flanders 16431659
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