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The Dutch army is absolutely central to all of the debates about tactical, strategic and organizational "military revolution" in the early modern period, but hitherto there has been no substantial work on the subject in English. This book addresses the changes that occurred in Dutch army organisation and tactics between 1588 and 1688. It shows that in the early part of the ...more
Hardcover, 584 pages
Published October 21st 2010 by Boydell Press
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Aug 20, 2012 William Young rated it it was amazing
Dr Olaf van Nimwegen, an Affiliated Researcher in International and Political History at the Research Institute for History and Culture at the University of Utrecht, is quickly making a name for himself in Dutch military history in the early modern era. He is the author of De Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden als grote mogendheid [The Republic of the United Netherlands as a Great Power] (2004) which examines the role of the Dutch Republic in the European states system from 1713 to 1756. Now he ...more
A clear and detailed analysis of a century of Dutch military history. This is a wonderfully-translated work, and adds significant nuance and detail to the ongoing debate concerning whether or not a "military revolution" of some sort occurred in the late 16th century. The author convincingly argues that while there were important tactical changes introduced by Maurice of Nassau, the real strategic revolution occurred later when innovations in logistics and how soldiers were paid allowed field arm ...more