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From 1556 until his death in 1598, Philip II of Spain ruled the first global empire in history, yet no one so far has analyzed precisely how he accomplished this feat. The author 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. Geoffrey Parker begins by defining the characteristics of Spain's strategic culture: the king's ...

The Grand Strategy of Philip II 2000, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300082739

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Grand Strategy of Philip II 1998, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300075403