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Early modern systems of command : Queen Anne's generals, staff officers and the direction of allied warfare in the Low Countries and Germany, 1702-11

Author: Stewart Stansfield
Publisher: Solihull, West Midlands, England : Helion and Company Limited, 2016. ©2015
Series: Wolverhampton military studies, no. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Anglophone history of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14) in the Low Countries is dominated by military biographies of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), and studies  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of; John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Stansfield
ISBN: 1910294470 9781910294475
OCLC Number: 949018919
Description: 316 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1.Introduction --
2.The apparatus of command: General and staff officers, c. 1700 --
3.The paradigm of the early modern officer: Life, career and duty --
4.Logistics and larceny: Reconciling public and private enterprise --
5.Communication and intelligence-gathering --
6.Command, delegation and military decision making --
7.Military management --
8.Organised chaos or chaotic organisation? Controlling the battlefield --
Appendices --
I.Supplementary Tables --
II.Index to the King Papers.
Series Title: Wolverhampton military studies, no. 14.
Responsibility: Stewart Stansfield.

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One of the most insightful studies of warfare in the early modern period published in recent years. * Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research *

 
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