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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. Constantly cited since its first publication in English (with translations into Spanish and Dutch),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. Constantly cited since its first publication in English (with translations into Spanish and Dutch), this revised updated second edition includes new sources and references but otherwise remains faithful to the original edition. First Edition Hb (1972): 0-521-08462-8 First Edition Pb (1975): 0-521-09907-2...

Title : 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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ISBN : 9780521543927
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars Reviews

  • Aitor fernandez
    2019-02-14 03:32

    Geoffrey Parker es uno de los mayores estudiosos del periodo de los tercios españoles.Libro muy interesante para dejar de lado la épica y entender los problemas políticos, económicos y logísticos de un ejército en campaña… Y porque España acabo agotando sus recursos y perdiendo por lo tanto la guerra.

  • Antonio
    2019-02-05 02:51

    Interesante tratado histórico sobre la guerra de los 80 años. Aunque a ratos se hace un tanto difícil de leer, sobre todo por la gran cantidad de datos históricos que maneja, el libro da una visión general y muy contextualizada de lo que supuso para el imperio español de la época lidiar con una guerra de desgaste tan lejos de sus fronteras. Una guerra que fue el punto débil por el que todos sus enemigos atacaron para debilitarlo, y que le hizo consumir gran cantidad de recursos militares y financieros. Sobre todo la conclusión al final del libro es muy esclarecedora sobre los motivos que llevaron al imperio español al colapso, principalmente y entre otros, la mala gestión política de esta guerra que hizo la dinastía Habsburgo debido a su intolerancia al protestantismo y su afán por que hubiera gobernantes católicos en toda Europa. Aunque el libro me ha parecido muy interesante, dudo que le pueda gustar a alguien a quien no le guste la historia, y en especial éste periodo histórico.

  • Stefany Dyulgerova
    2019-02-07 22:27

    It is an amazing book up until the first half, then the author starts to delve too much on the economics of the army, and goes in great detail about the salary of each soldier, their expense, the total price that cost the Spanish crown the Army of the Flanders and that's plain boring. The mutiny chapter started very promising until he started to delve about moneyz again. The book should have been called " Economics of the Army of the Flanders " But other than that, it is a very good book ( would have been excellent if the author wasn't obssesed with money ) it shows how much the author is enthusiastic about Dutch history and the subject in hand and the style is excellent. Especially the first half of the book, I could not stop reading it.

  • Dermot Nolan
    2019-02-07 20:38

    This is a fine fine book. For a book about military logistics you could be forgiven for thinking that it would be dull as dishwater. But alas this is massively interesting and dare I say entertaining.

  • Larry Rollins
    2019-02-14 21:51

    Parker manages to make logistical history fascinating. The complexity of politics and military action in the early modern age is both clearly described and impressively researched.

  • Eloy
    2019-01-28 23:37

    A very good and complete book. Very interesting to understand how were the armies f the XVI century and which were the problems of the Spanish Haubsbourgs in Flandes.

  • Inge
    2019-02-08 03:48

    haven't finished it