The Grand Strategy of Philip II

Paperback | April 4, 2000

byGeoffrey Parker

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This fascinating book is the first to analyze how Philip II of Spain ruled the first global empire in history, from 1556 to his death in 1598. Geoffrey Parker investigates the strengths and weaknesses of Philip's strategic vision, the priorities that underlay his policies, the practices and prejudices that influenced his decision making, and the external factors that affected the achievement of his goals.

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Geoffrey Paker’s illuminating history presents an exhaustively researched account of the first truly global empire in history. Charting Spain’s dramatic colonial expansion between 1556 and 1598, The Grand Strategy of Phillip II uncovers the domestic priorities and biases that dictated the monarch’s policies of overseas expansion an...

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This fascinating book is the first to analyze how Philip II of Spain ruled the first global empire in history, from 1556 to his death in 1598. Geoffrey Parker investigates the strengths and weaknesses of Philip's strategic vision, the priorities that underlay his policies, the practices and prejudices that influenced his decision makin...

Geoffrey Parker is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books. He is Andreas Dorpelan Professor of History at Ohio State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2000Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300082738

ISBN - 13:9780300082739

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Geoffrey Paker’s illuminating history presents an exhaustively researched account of the first truly global empire in history. Charting Spain’s dramatic colonial expansion between 1556 and 1598, The Grand Strategy of Phillip II uncovers the domestic priorities and biases that dictated the monarch’s policies of overseas expansion and the external factors that affected their success in supplying a comprehensive picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the world’s first taste of Spanish imperialism.