The Eighty Years War

From Revolt to Regular War, 1568-1648

Olaf van Nimwegen; Ronald Prud'homme van Reine; Louis Sicking; Adri van Vliet

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The Eighty Years War

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ISBN: 9789087283339, geïllustreerd, 496 blz., November 2019, Engels
Formaat: 27.9 (h) x 20.7 (b) x 3.6 (d) cm. Gewicht: 1624 gram.

Uitgever: Leiden University Press

serienaam/reeks: Military History of the Netherlands

redactie: Petra Groen

vertaald door: Andy Brown; Helen Bannatyne; Annette Mills

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The Eighty Years War explores the military puzzle of the Dutch Republic. When a revolt broke out in the Low Countries against the rule of the King of Spain, no one could foresee that it would ultimately lead to the partition of the provinces.
Only the northern provinces succeeded in holding their own militarily. They formed an independent republic that was increasingly able to withstand the might of Spain. How did they do it? To answer that question this study examines the operations of the insurgents’ army and navy against the military power of the King. From the struggle for survival of the Beggars under William of Orange to the resounding victories at Nieuwpoort under Maurits and the Downs under Tromp, all these confrontations on land and at sea are discussed as a coherent whole in this, the first integrated military history of the Eighty Years War.
In theme-based chapters, it looks at the tactical military revolution in the army and navy, the weaponry, the methods of recruitment, the organisation and financing of the armed forces, and the always tense relationship between the soldiers and seamen on one hand and the civilian population on the other. Numerous illustrations, many of them rarely seen, help to bring this past to life.

This examination of the birth of the Dutch state from a military perspective is the first in a six-volume series on the military history of the Netherlands.

Petra Groen (lead editor) is a senior researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Military History. For many years she was also professor of military history at Leiden University.
Olaf van Nimwegen is a research affiliate at Utrecht University. He is an expert in the field of Dutch military history from 1500 to ca. 1800.
Ronald Prud’homme van Reine is a maritime historian and independent researcher. He has written several biographies of leading figures in Dutch naval history.
Louis Sicking is the Aemilius Papinianus professor of the History of Public International Law at VU Amsterdam and lectures in medieval and early modern history at Leiden University. His research is predominantly in the field of the maritime history of the Low Countries in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Adri van Vliet is deputy director of the Netherlands Institute of Military History. He specialises in the maritime history of the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Translated by Andy Brown, Helen Bannatyne & Annette Mills

"An excellent account of an important episode in military history and in the development of Europe. Takes forward existing work on the war. The use of images is particularly valuable."
− Jeremy Black, professor of history at the University of Exeter.

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over de schrijver(s)Petra Groen (editor) is senior researcher at the. For many years she was also professor of Military history at Leiden University.
Olaf van Nimwegen is an affiliated researcher at Utrecht University. He is an expert of Dutch military history from 1500 to around 1800.
Ronald Prud’homme van Reine is a maritime historian and independent researcher. He has written several biographies about Dutch naval heroes.
Louis Sicking is a university lecturer at Leiden University. His field of research is primarily the maritime history of the Netherlands in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.
Adri van Vliet is deputy director of the Netherlands Institute of Military History. He specializes in Dutch maritime history of the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
toelichtingThe military factors underlying the division of the Low Countries and the creation of the Dutch Republic are described in this book. The birth of the new state was to no small degree determined by the balance of military power on land and at sea. That in the north the provincial States and the Calvinists gained the upper hand and in the south the Spanish rulers and the Catholic Church, was the result of eighty years of warfare. It was also something that no-one had foreseen in 1568.

From the outset the conflict between the Dutch insurgents and their Spanish sovereign lord captured the imagination. Against all expectations, Philip II and his successors failed to win a conclusive victory over their rebellious Dutch subjects. In 1648 the mightiest European power of the sixteenth century, the Spanish empire, was compelled to admit defeat at the negotiating table in Münster and recognise the breakaway Dutch provinces as a sovereign state.
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