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Exercise of Arms: Warfare in the Netherlands, 1568-1648 (Marco van der Hoeven (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1997) 9789004107274
Exercise of Arms: Warfare in the Netherlands, 1568-1648 (Marco van der Hoeven (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1997) 9789004107274
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Title: Exercise of Arms: Warfare in the Netherlands, 1568-1648

Author: Hoeven, Marco van der (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1997

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004107274

Volumes: 1; Pages: xi, 235

List Price in Cloth: $92.00 Our price: $77.99

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The great European conflict known as the Thirty Years War was only the final phase of a war in the Netherlands which was to last 80 years. In the course of this the Dutch rose up successfully against their Spanish rulers and established a Republic in the early 16th century which was the envy of its contemporaries. This volume brings together papers by 11 leading military historians from the Netherlands who discuss the processes by which the Dutch organised and financed the military apparatus which was eventually to defeat the leading land and maritime power of their day, and to maintain the position of Holland as a world power until well into the 18th century. Articles cover military matters such as changes in strategy and tactics and issues such as the financing of the war, effort, the navy, privateering and the arms trade.Table of Contents'Foreword'--Geoffrey Parker'Introduction'--M. van der Hoeven'Experience and Experiment: some reflections upon the military developments in 16th- and 17th-century Western Europe'--J. A. de Moor'The Eighty Years War'--H. L. Zwitzer'The day the nation was born. The Battle of Heiligerlee, 1568--L. L. Doedens'Victory at Nieuwpoort, 2 July 1600--J. P. Puype'Maurits van Nassau and siege warfare, 1590-1597'--O. van Nimwegen'Dutch public finance during the Eighty Years War: the case of the Privince of Zeeland: the case of the province of Zeeland, 1585-1621'--M. G. A. de Jong'Foundation, organization and effects of the Dutch Navy, 1568-1648'--A. P. van Vliet'For freedom and fortune. The rise of the Dutch privateering in the first half of the Dutch Revolt, 1568-1609'--I. J. van Loo'Arms production and exports in the Dutch Republic, 1600-1650:'--H. P. Vogel'The "waardgelders' of Den Haag'--F. P. Wagenaar
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