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Philip III and the Pax Hispanica, 1598-1621 : the failure of grand strategy

Author: Paul C Allen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Series: Yale historical publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the strategies that led King Philip III to extend the laurel branch to his foes. Paul Allen argues that, contrary to widespread belief, the king's gestures of peace were in fact part of a grand strategy to enable Spain to regain military and economic strength while its opponents were falsely lulled away from their military pursuits. From the outset, Allen contends, Philip and his advisers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Treaties
Named Person: Philip, King of Spain; Philip, King of Spain; Philippe, (roi d'Espagne ;; Philip, King of Spain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Allen
ISBN: 0300076827 9780300076820
OCLC Number: 41959591
Description: xvi, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Making of Strategy at the Court of Philip III --
Ch. 1. The Failure of the Habsburgs' "Bid for Mastery" --
Ch. 2. Setbacks --
Ch. 3. Strategic Overstretch: Saluzzo, Ostend, and Kinsale --
Ch. 4. "Driblets like Sips of Broth": In Search of the Elusive Cure-All --
Ch. 5. The English Succession and the Hope for a Settlement --
Ch. 6. The Policy of Rapprochement --
Ch. 7. "Blood and Fire": Spinola's Invasion of the Dutch Provinces --
Ch. 8. Exhaustion --
Ch. 9. Warrior Diplomacy --
Ch. 10. The Search for the Advantage: Negotiation of the Twelve Year's Truce --
Conclusion: The Pax Hispanica in Northwestern Europe.
Series Title: Yale historical publications.
Responsibility: Paul C. Allen.
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Impoverished after 50 years of continuous war, Spain negotiated treaties with her three most powerful enemies at the end of the 16th century. This investigation looks at the strategies which led King  Read more...

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