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Grand Strategy of Philip II

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ISBN-10: 0300082738

ISBN-13: 9780300082739

Edition: 2000

Authors: Geoffrey Parker

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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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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Geoffrey Parker is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books. He is Andreas Dorpelan Professor of History at Ohio State University.

List of Illustrations
Note on Conventions
Introduction: Did Philip II Have a Grand Strategy?
The Context of Strategic Culture
'The Largest Brain in the World'
Distance: Public Enemy Number 1?
'With God on Our Side'
The Formation of Grand Strategy
'The Great Bog of Europe': the Netherlands, 1555-77
The 'British Problem', 1558-85
The 'Enterprise of England', 1585-88
The Execution of Grand Strategy
The Worst-kept Secret in Europe?
Was Parma Ready?
The Guns of August
After the Armada
Conclusion: Agent and Structure
Note on Sources