Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Spanish Naval Power, 1589-1665: Reconstruction and Defeat - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History (Hardback)
  • Spanish Naval Power, 1589-1665: Reconstruction and Defeat - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History (Hardback)
zoom

Spanish Naval Power, 1589-1665: Reconstruction and Defeat - Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History (Hardback)

(author)
£88.00
Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 05/12/1996
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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 is not, however, about naval battles and tactics. It is a study of the political, social, economic and technological conditions that influenced the character and performance of the Spanish navy. Based on hitherto untapped material in national and local Spanish archives, the book's findings throw new light on the conservation of Spain's timber resources, naval funding, recruitment and the status of the Spanish seaman.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521580632
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Spanish Naval Power provides an overview of the strategic, political and administrative contexts in which the service operated before undertaking detailed studies of funding, shipbuilding, logistics and personnel. Well written with an eye for the telling example and the poignant touch, Goodman sets out in detail not just the story of a navy but also that of the world in which it existed. It is rare that a work of naval history becomes recognised immediately as a 'classic', but that is the distinction that this book richly deserves.' The Mariner's Mirror
'This is a book of admirable scholarship which, in its insularity, its profound absorption in bureaucratic procedure and its remoteness from practical operations, nicely exemplifies one of Spain's fundamental naval weaknesses.' N. A. M. Rodger, History
'... important analysis.' The Mariner's Mirror

You may also be interested in...

Scots and Catalans
Added to basket
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
D-Day
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Holocaust
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Added to basket
Passchendaele
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Race to Save the Romanovs
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The Shortest History of Europe
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Shortest History of Germany
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Travellers in the Third Reich
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Lenin the Dictator
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Red Famine
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Strange Death of Europe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Certain Idea of France
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.