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The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700$
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Christopher Storrs

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246373

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.001.0001

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Spain’s Armies

Spain’s Armies

(p.17) 1 Spain’s Armies
The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700


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This chapter examines Spain's armies in the reign of Carlos II, seeking to show that the king had large numbers of men under arms. It explores how men were recruited for those armies, both at home and abroad, how effectively they were supplied, and how they fought. The chapter also discusses the quality of Spain's armies, and especially that of its high command.

Keywords:   army of Flanders, army of Lombardy, recruitment, desertion, militia, medical services, arms industry, high command

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