El almirantazgo y la armada de los Países Bajos durante los reinados de Felipe I y Carlos V

Translated title of the contribution: Translation of Neptune and the Netherlands. State, Economy and War at Sea in the Renaissance

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Abstract

This book investigates how the rulers of the Habsburg world empire
developed and implemented a central maritime policy for the Netherlands
and appointed an admiral of the sea or admiral-general for that purpose.
It also explains why the Habsburgs were eventually unable to gain
control of the maritime affairs of the Netherlands, in spite of the
support of the powerful Burgundian Lords of Veere, who occupied the
central position of admiral from 1491 to 1558. From their power base on
the island of Walcheren in Zeeland, known as the key to the Netherlands
at the time because of its central location between Holland, Flanders,
Antwerp and the sea, they held an ideal vantage point for exercising the
admiralship. The result not only offers an illuminating insight into the
organisation of the war fleet, maritime trade and fishery, privateering
and prize law in the Habsburg Netherlands, but also puts the maritime success of
the later Dutch Republic in a new perspective.
Translated title of the contributionTranslation of Neptune and the Netherlands. State, Economy and War at Sea in the Renaissance
Original languageSpanish
Place of PublicationSantander
PublisherEdiciones Universidad Cantabria
Number of pages750
ISBN (Print)978-84-8102-773-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameTraducciones
Volume10

Keywords

  • Admiralty
  • Navy
  • NETHERLANDS
  • prize law
  • lords of Veere
  • Flanders
  • Zeeland
  • Holland
  • Coastal defense
  • Fisheries
  • maritime trade
  • Acts on Navigation
  • naval warfare
  • privateering
  • piracy
  • naval strategy
  • War
  • Habsburg-Valois Wars

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