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Author Allen, Paul C., 1964-

Title Philip III and the Pax Hispanica, 1598-1621 : the failure of grand strategy / Paul C. Allen.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Series Yale historical publications.
Yale historical publications.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-323) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Making of Strategy at the Court of Philip III -- Ch. 1. 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. English Succession and the Hope for a Settlement -- Ch. 6. Policy of Rapprochement -- Ch. 7. "Blood and Fire": Spinola's Invasion of the Dutch Provinces -- Ch. 8. Exhaustion -- Ch. 9. Warrior Diplomacy -- Ch. 10. Search for the Advantage: Negotiation of the Twelve Year's Truce -- Conclusion: The Pax Hispanica in Northwestern Europe.
Summary "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 intended the Pax Hispanica to continue only until Spain was able to resume its battles - and defeat its enemies."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Philip III, King of Spain, 1578-1621.
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1598-1621.
Spain -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Spain -- Foreign relations -- 1598-1621.
Spain -- Foreign relations -- Treaties.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Spain.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780300142938 (electronic bk.)
0300142935 (electronic bk.)