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The grand strategy of Philip II

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1556 until his death in 1598, Philip II of Spain ruled the first global empire in history. This book investigates the strengths and weaknesses of Philip's rule, and the external factors that affected the achievement of his goals.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Philip, King of Spain; Philip, King of Spain; Philipp, Spanien König II.; Philip, King of Spain
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Parker
ISBN: 0300075405 9780300075403 9780300082739 0300082738
OCLC Number: 38992878
Description: xx, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Did Philip II Have a Grand Strategy? pt. I. The Context of Strategic Culture. 1. 'The Largest Brain in the World'. 2. Distance: Public Enemy Number 1? 3. 'With God on Our Side' pt. II. The Formation of Grand Strategy. 4. 'The Great Bog of Europe': the Netherlands, 1555 77. 5. The 'British Problem', 1558 85. 6. The 'Enterprise of England', 1585 88 pt. III. The Execution of Grand Strategy. 7. The Worst kept Secret in Europe? 8. Was Parma Ready? 9. The Guns of August. 10. After the Armada. Conclusion: Agent and Structure.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Parker.
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An investigation of Philip II of Spain's policies and strategic vision which enabled him to gain and maintain control of the first global empire in history. The flaws in the Grand Strategy are also  Read more...

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"A deeply-researched, sublime and immensely satisfying analysis of the policies of one of the most important figures in western and world history during the past one thousand years." Paul Kennedy Read more...

 
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