Philip III and the Pax Hispanica, 1598-1621: The Failure of Grand Strategy

Paul Allen

Anno: 2000
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 352 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 234 x 156 mm
Peso: 670 gr.
  • EAN: 9780300076820
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This intriguing book argues that the sixteenth-century treaties King Philip III forged with Spain's most powerful enemies were not intended to ensure a permanent peace. Instead, the author shows, Philip's plan was to lull his foes, thereby enabling Spain to regain its strength after fifty years of incessant and expensive warfare. Ending the truce and resuming war with the Dutch, the English, and the French were all a part of the grand strategy.