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

TitleThe Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659: The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsParker, Geoffrey
Edition2
Number of Pages290
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge; New York
Abstract

The publication of The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road in 1972 marked the birth of the ‘new military history’, which emphasised military organization – mobilization, pay, supply, morale and, above all, logistics – rather than military ‘events’ such as sieges and battles. Geoffrey Parker studies one of the great logistical feats of early modern Europe: how Habsburg Spain managed to maintain and mobilise the largest army in Europe in an 80-year effort to suppress the Dutch Revolt, 700 miles away. Using a unique combination of surviving records, he presents strikingly the logistical problems of fighting wars in early modern Europe, and demonstrates 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. [author]

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