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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659
    Subtitle
    The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521543927
    ISBN 10: 0521543924
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB, 3JD
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3J
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDN
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: DH186.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 3JD, 3JB, 1DDN
    DC22: 949.2/03, 949.203
    LC classification: DH186.5 .P28 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWL
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    6 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    15 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    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; Part I. Assembling an Army: the Problem of Distance: 1. Mobilization; 2. The military corridors of the army of Flanders; 3. The Spanish road; 4. The high command; Part II. Maintaining an Army: the Problem of Resources: 5. The army of Flanders and grand strategy; 6. Financial resources; 7. Life in the army of Flanders; 8. Mutiny; 9. Wastage and 'reformation'; 10. Demobilization; Conclusion: Spain, its enemies and the revolt of the Netherlands; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.