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

The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries Wars The publication of The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road in marked the birth of the new military history which emphasized military organization mobilization pay supply morale and above a

  • Title: The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars
  • Author: Geoffrey Parker
  • ISBN: 9780521543927
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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

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    1. 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.

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

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