Spanish Naval Power, 1589-1665: Reconstruction and Defeat

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Cambridge University Press, 13/11/2003 - 328 páginas
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This is the first book to attempt a comprehensive analysis of the state of Spain's naval forces in the years following the defeat of the Great Armada in 1588 and during the seventeenth century. This was a period in which all of Europe's maritime powers were attaching increasing importance to naval warfare in their bid to topple Spain and to seize the rich pickings of her vast empire. The book's findings throw new light on the conservation of Spain's timber resources, naval funding, and the recruitment and status of the Spanish seaman, in a study of the political, social, economic and technological conditions that influenced the character and performance of the Spanish navy.
 

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Not so much a battle history as a consideration of the structural foundations of Habsburg Spain's naval effort, Goodman's question is why did this effort fail; in as much as the competition was also ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Índice

List of Illustrations and tables
xi
Preface
xiii
Abbreviations
xv
Introduction The rise and fall of Spanish naval power
1
Politics and the contest for Navel Supermacy
9
The Face of Spanish Navel Administration
29
1 Funding the fleets
39
Naval estimates
40
5 Officials of the quill
161
Social Origins and Clerical Performance
174
6 Counting the crews
181
Desertion
211
Procuring
215
7 Officers and men
221
Rising Throw the rank
228
Pay at the top
234

Appropriations and misappropriations
46
Good money and bad
61
2 Counting the treesthe conservation of Spains forests
68
Superintendents of forests and plantations
70
local resistance
76
recovery of stocks
104
3 Shipbuilding
109
Perfecting design
114
Shipbuilders and craftsman
124
Output
132
Preparing to sail
138
Arming
145
Victualling
151
Following in Fathers Footstep
238
Status of the Spanish Seaman
241
Conclusion Towards an explanation
254
Superintendents of forests and plantations 15741660
262
Numbers of trees Planted in Vizcaya
264
Dimensions of spanish ships
269
Output in peninsular shipyards 160069
274
The highseas fleet planned and actual 161370
275
Commanders of the Armada del mar Océano 15951674
284
Glossary
289
Bibliography
293
Index
301
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