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The Dutch army and the military revolutions, 1588-1688

Author: Olaf van Nimwegen
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell, 2010.
Series: Warfare in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A magisterial, landmark study of the dramatic reorganizations that transformed the Dutch Army into a disciplined force able to successfully withstand the mighty armies of both Philip II's Spain and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olaf van Nimwegen
ISBN: 9781843835752 1843835754
OCLC Number: 751710975
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Notes: Originally published in Dutch as: 'Deser landen crijchsvolck' : het staatse leger en de militaire revoluties 1588-1688.
Description: xx, 577 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The Notion of a Military Revolution in the Early Modern EraThe organisation and remuneration of the Dutch army (1588-1648)The Dutch army and the revolution infantry tactics (1592-1618)Field operations (1590-1648)The Dutch offensive and the Spanish counter-offensive (1590-1609)The Republic escalates her war effort (1640-1634)Warfare hits a strategic ceiling (1635-1648)The Dutch army under Johan de Witt and William III (1648-1688)The conduct of war (1650-1688)War on two fronts against England and Munster: the Dutch army falls short (1650-1667)The dawn of large-scale land-based warfare: the War of Devolution and the 'Guerre de Hollande' (1667-1674)War in the Spanish Netherlands: the Republic is still ill-equipped for the new, large-scale manner of warfare (1674-1678)
Series Title: Warfare in history.
Other Titles: Deser landen crijchsvolck.
Responsibility: Olaf van Nimwegen ; translated by Andrew May.


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A valuable account. [...] Nimwegen's book is much to be welcomed. EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY [From the Dutch edition] An outstanding analytical and narrative history of the "mature" Dutch army. Read more...

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