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Author González de León, Fernando, 1959-
Title The road to Rocroi : class, culture, and command in the Spanish Army of Flanders, 1567-1659 / by Fernando González de León.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.

Author González de León, Fernando, 1959-
Series History of warfare, 1385-7827 ; v. 52
History of warfare ; v. 52.
Subject Olivares, Gaspar de Guzmán, conde-duque de, 1587-1645.
Spain. Ejército -- History -- 16th century.
Spain. Ejército -- History -- 17th century.
Netherlands -- History -- Eighty Years' War, 1568-1648.
Belgium -- History -- 1555-1648.
Spain -- History, Military.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 406 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note Issued also as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Johns Hopkins University, 2005.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations, Charts and Maps; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART ONE THE SCHOOL OF ALBA, 1567-1621; Introduction; Chapter One Personnel Matters: 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; Chapter Four "Doctors of the Military Discipline:" Projects of Reform in the Spanish Offi cer Corps; PART TWO "FALTA DE CABEZAS:" THE MILITARY REFORMS AND POLICIES OF THE COUNT-DUKE OF OLIVARES, 1621-1643; Introduction.
Summary 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 scrutiny. This work examines the culture, class structure, and combat effectiveness of the largest army of its day.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047424130 (electronic bk.)
9047424131 (electronic bk.)
9789004170827 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9004170820 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 567444534
Additional Format Print version: González de León, Fernando, 1959- Road to Rocroi. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009 9789004170827 (DLC) 2008038932 (OCoLC)247962590


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