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The Grand Strategy of Philip II

The Grand Strategy of Philip II
Author: Professor Geoffrey Parker - Geoffrey Parker
ISBN 13: 9780300082739
ISBN 10: 300082738
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 472
List Price: $45.00

In this captivating book, Geoffrey Parker investigates the strengths and weaknesses of Philip's strategic vision, the priorities that underlay his policies, the practices and prjudices that influenced his decision-making, and the external factors that affected the achievement of his goals. In so doing, Parker provides a fascinating commentary on the nature of empires and the decision-making process as practiced by great powers.

Hugh Thomas

Mr Parker's translations of King Philip's letters are excellent, helping us to understand the monarch's state of mind. . . The Grand Strategy of Philip II is of high quality. -- The Wall Street Journal